Vision researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences and VA Western New York Healthcare System
led a study demonstrating that adding antioxidant therapy to
current standard of care prevents vision loss in an animal model of
a rare genetic disease.
New clues to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which
affects nearly all obese adults and a rising percentage of obese
children, have been reported in a paper by senior author Susan
S. Baker MD, PhD.
Four studies focused on improving our understanding of the human
genome and microbiome have been awarded funding through the third
round of research pilots supported by the Community of
Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM).
A new book co-edited by Mulchand S. Patel, PhD, SUNY
Distinguished Professor of biochemistry, discusses how the
path to obesity may start before birth or during infancy and how an
individual’s metabolism can be permanently reprogrammed by
overfeeding early in life.
Daniel J. Kosman, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of
biochemistry, has been awarded a five-year, $1.96 million grant
that may lead to advances in understanding the progression of
James N. Jarvis, MD, clinical professor of pediatrics, will use
an Arthritis Foundation grant to study how genes and environment
work together to influence the immune dysfunction in juvenile
M. Laura Feltri, MD, professor
of biochemistry and neurology, is leading research
to determine whether a new family of molecules prevents
demyelination and nerve degeneration in patients with peripheral
The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) held its first
white coat ceremony to recognize 13 students from the Class of
2016-2017 who completed their first year in the program and are
moving on to their research laboratory match.