Guy Carpenter

Guy Carpenter

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Research interests

Saliva secretion and function in health and disease with an emphasis on taste and mouthfeel.  Mouthfeel in relation to interactions with foods and drinks but also with reference to oral dryness caused by irradiation, medications or diseases (such as Sjögren's syndrome).  In particular the proteins the ions that make up saliva are key to understanding its interactions with surfaces in the mouth (mucosa and teeth) but also with microbes normally present in the mouth. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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