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Aspiring physician-scientists showcased 38 original research projects at the 2016 Medical Student Research Forum. The displays showed work they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
John M. Canty Jr, MD

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.

James R. Olson, PhD, and Diana S. Aga, PhD

A new “one-shot” method, developed by James R. Olson, PhD, UB Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology, with other UB scientists, allows researchers to analyze flame retardants and their breakdown products at the same time. 

Students present research posters

Ninety-five student-scientists presented projects during the 2015 Buffalo Summer Research Day, an interdisciplinary forum marking the culmination of their summer research in Buffalo.

Richard M. Gronostajski, PhD

A research team led by Richard M. Gronostajski, PhD, professor of biochemistry, has discovered a new way to generate oligodendrocytes. This method has the potential to enhance treatments for brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and more.

David Dietz, PhD

Researchers in the lab of David Dietz, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, discovered an unknown neural pathway that can regulate changes made in the brain from cocaine use. 

Ralph H. Benedict, PhD (left), and Peter G. Bradford, PhD, have been recognized with 2015 Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

Ralph H. Benedict, PhD, professor of neurology, and Peter G. Bradford, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, have received 2015 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

Zhen Yan, PhD

Scientists at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have identified the mechanisms behind a genetic mutation that produces certain autistic behaviors in mice, as well as therapeutic strategies to restore normal behaviors.

Three faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have been recognized for founding startups and licensing their technology.
Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, PhD
For-Robin, a company founded and led by a Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, PhD, will further study and develop a promising potential cancer treatment.