Research Centers

The department’s associated research centers include:


Director: Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD

Works to extend the boundaries of knowledge about neurological diseases and disorders through innovative neuroimaging research techniques and the application of bioinformatics resources.


Director: Adnan Siddiqui, MD, PhD

Focuses on image optimization and dose reduction, device development and hemodynamics in order to better understand the physiological mechanisms that produce brain aneurysms.


Director: Carl V. Granger, MD

Μaintains the world’s largest database for medical rehabilitation outcomes. Facilities use UDSMR’s measurement system to document patient functionality during medical rehabilitation.


Director: John M. Canty, MD

Conducts translational research in preclinical models of ischemic heart disease and pursues parallel patient-oriented investigation in humans with chronic coronary artery disease.


Director: Ajay Chaudhuri, MD

Offers care for approximately 16,000 patients a year who have diabetes and other endocrine pathologies, making it the largest academic diabetic unit in New York.


Director: Lawrence Wrabetz, MD

Supports basic and clinical research related to the cause, prevention and treatment of myelin-related diseases, such as Krabbe and other leukodystrophies, multiple sclerosis and hereditary neuropathies.


Director: Steven J. Fliesler, PhD

Nationally innovative collaboration among the UB Department of Ophthalmology, the Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, MD, Center for the Visually Impaired and University Ophthalmology Services.

Miniature Access Surgery Center

Director: Philip L. Glick, MD

Provides state-of-the art minimally invasive surgery for infants and children, teaches pediatric surgeons new techniques for this method of surgery and conducts research to advance it.


Director: Kenneth E. Leonard, PhD

Contributes to research in three primary areas: etiology, prevention and treatment; social, psychological and neurophysiological aspects of addiction; and health and medical aspects of addiction.


Director: Paul J. Kostyniak, PhD/Pharmacology and Toxicology

Facilitates research; provides occupational and environmental health and safety training and educational programs; and houses the Atlantic OSHA Training Center.


Director: Timothy F. Murphy, MD

An integrated academic home for UB’s outstanding clinical research and translational science, and the hub of the Buffalo Translational Consortium. The CTSI provides innovative research tools, support, training, resources and coordination.


Executive Director: Norma J. Nowak, PhD

Home to more than 250 scientists and research staff with physical, biological and computational expertise who are engaged in interdisciplinary translational research collaborations.


Director: Richard M. Gronostajski, PhD

This NYSTEM-funded Center is dedicated to promoting and supporting stem cell research within UB, Western New York and the world.


Director: John Panepinto, PhD

Brings together researchers and their students/fellows interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases and host defenses against them.