Paul J. Kostyniak PhD

Paul Kostyniak

Paul J. Kostyniak
PhD

Professor; and Director of Toxicology Research Center

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Toxicology and Xenobiotics

Contact Information
Hayes B Annex
3435 Main St. Bldg 3
Buffalo, NY 14214-3015
Phone: (716) 829-2125
Fax: (716) 829-2806
pjkost@buffalo.edu



Professional Summary:

Dr. Paul Kostyniak‘s primary research program has focused on the toxicology of heavy metals, chlorinated organics, and antidote development. His lab is studying mechanisms of xenobiotic disposition and investigating the role of exogenous nutrients in the elimination of toxic pollutants. Other ongoing projects involve the assessment of risk associated with exposure to PCB isomers found in fresh water fish; and the development and testing of antimicrobial surface coatings.

As the director of the Toxicology Research Center, Dr. Kostyniak has organized an interdisciplinary research and teaching program which applies the expertise of toxicologists, pharmacologists, chemists, acquatic biologists, biochemists, pathologists, epidemiologists, geologists and physicians to basic and applied research problems in toxicology. The Center conducts coordinated scientific inquiries into health problems created by toxic chemicals.

Dr. Kostyniak also oversees the center‘s analytical toxicology laboratory and the center‘s Atlantic OSHA Professional Education Program.

Education and Training:

  • PhD, Toxicology, University of Rochester (1976)
  • BS, Biology, St. John Fisher College (1970)

Employment:

  • Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1997-present)
  • Biotechnical & Clinical Lab Sciences, Clinical Laboratory Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, SMBS (1995-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Social and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1994-present)
  • Director, State University of New York at Buffalo (1985-present)
  • Clinical Professor, Social and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo (1977-present)
  • Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1984–1996)
  • Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, State University of New York at Buffalo (1977–1984)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Rochester (1975–1977)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • October 2010–September 2011
    OSHA Outreach Center Cooperative Agreement
    OSHA
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • September 2010–September 2011
    Neurobehavioral effects of PCB‘s & PBDE‘s in the Rat
    NIEHS/EPA
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $27,817
  • August 2010–July 2011
    EPA Brownfield Training
    EPA
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $50,928
  • August 2010–July 2011
    Superfund Health & Safety Training Cooperative Agreement-HWWT & HDPT
    NIEHS
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $109,312
  • July 2010–June 2011
    University at Buffalo, SUNY Occupational Safety & Health Project
    NIOSH
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $123,837

Patents:

  • Antimicrobial Compositions Antimicrobial agents are linked to surfaces and formulations using colloids, imparting antimicrobial properties to the surface or formulation. (2001)
  • Antimicrobial Compositions Antimicrobial agents are linked to surfaces and formulations using colloids, imparting antimicrobial properties to the surface or formulation. (2000)

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Contact Information

Hayes B Annex
3435 Main St. Bldg 3
Buffalo, NY 14214-3015
Phone: (716) 829-2125
Fax: (716) 829-2806
pjkost@buffalo.edu