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Charles F. Streckfus, MA, DDS

Dr. Charles F. Streckfus, MA, DDS
  • Title: Professor
  • Office: BBS-5322
  • Phone: 713-486-4531, 713-486-0450
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  • Administrative Area(s): Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
  • Education:

    DDS | University of Maryland School of Dentistry, 1978
    MA, Psychology | Towson State University, Towson, Maryland, 1973
    BS, Biology | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1969

Dr. Charles F. Streckfus is a professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and has many published abstracts and presentations to his credit.

His honors and awards include the President's Award for Scientific Excellence, presented in 2002 by the International Society for Preventive Oncology at the 6th International Symposium for Predictive Oncology Intervention Strategies, Pasteur Institute in Paris for his discovery of salivary Her2/neu as a biomarker for breast cancer.

That discovery led to Dr. Streckfus' current work toward establishing an array of protein biomarkers in saliva for breast and other related cancers. His publication in Cancer Investigations (February 2008) concerning his research received notice worldwide and established him as a leader in cancer modeling and biomarker research.

Dr. Streckfus earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University in 1969, and a Master of Arts degree in psychology from Towson State University in 1973. In 1978 he received his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Dr. Streckfus has held several research positions, including assistant dean of research and graduate programs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1998-2005; and professorships in diagnostic sciences, anatomy, graduate programs, clinical research, and clinical investigations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and of the American Academy of Dentistry.