Explore problems related to the basic science of infectious
disease, working with our internationally-recognized faculty. Your
training will be supported by our culture of mentoring, teamwork
and professional development.
Our research on bacterial pathogens focuses primarily on how
these simple, single-celled organisms successfully cause disease.
We study the pathogenesis in different host tissues of both
gram-positive and gram-negative organisms.
Our immunology research intersects with explorations of various
disease-causing pathogens, incorporating molecular processes,
cancer immunology and infectious disease. We study host immune
responses to microbial infection, mucosal immunology, mucosal
vaccine adjuvants and vaccine development.
We study a wide variety of viruses, including papillomaviruses,
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human cytomegalovirus
(HCMV). We focus on basic molecular mechanisms. In the long term,
we aim to understand viral infection and reactivation, prevent
viral infection and develop anti-viral therapies.
Amy Jacobs, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and
immunology, received an award from the National Science Foundation
to focus on the entry mechanism of the Ebola virus. The mechanism
could be used to deliver drugs to infected cells.
Nine faculty members from the Jacobs School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences were among those honored for notable
achievement and service at the 12th annual University at Buffalo
Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence.
During the Department of Medicine’s third annual
Research Day, residents and fellows presented the results of
their research projects in areas including bronchoscopic lung
volume reduction, improvement in hyperlipidemia management and
exosomes in stem cell mediated cardiac repair.