Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD, is responsible for facilitating research and graduate education in the basic biomedical sciences.
His responsibilities include strengthening the environment for medical school faculty to perform high-impact research. He also oversees and supports the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences, cultivating training grants for all graduate and post-doctoral programs.
Campagnari also promotes interdisciplinary research by facilitating large collaborative grants that engage faculty in the medical school and in other UB schools.
He helps advance innovative translational research by promoting collaborations between basic science and clinical departments and identifying and fostering funding opportunities that engage researchers across the entire translational spectrum.
In addition, Campagnari contributes to efforts that improve and strengthen the school’s core facilities and that address issues related to the construction and opening of the new medical school building. He also oversees the school's conflict-of-interest policies.
A professor of microbiology and immunology as well as medicine, Campagnari completed his doctoral degree in tumor immunology and a post-doctoral fellowship in infectious disease at UB. He joined the faculty as a tenured associate professor in 1996.
His research focuses on bacterial virulence factors, biofilm-associated components and putative vaccine antigens for two gram-negative human pathogens: Moraxella catarrhalis and Acinetobacter baumannii. Recent collaborative projects involve the identification of novel antimicrobial treatments.
Continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, industry and private foundations for more than 20 years, Campagnari’s research has led to 70 publications and four U.S. patents.
He has been honored with the UB Sustained Achievement Award from the Exceptional Scholar Program (2002), the UB Visionary Innovator Award (2008) and the UB Inventor and Entrepreneur Award (2009).