Faculty Profiles

This directory lists MSTP faculty from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and from the School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral Biology. For faculty in departments from our affiliated schools and institutes, see the list at the right.

Arany, Praveen

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Oral Pathology; Oral Biology
Baizer, Joan

PhD

Associate Professor

Bangs, James

PhD

Grant T. Fisher Professor and Chair of Microbiology & Immunology

Specialty/Research Focus: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Bankert, Richard

VMD, PhD

Professor of Microbiology

Specialty/Research Focus: Immunology
Bass, Caroline

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Addictions; Drug abuse; Behavioral pharmacology; Gene therapy; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Gene Expression; Neuropharmacology
Beirowski, Bogdan

MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Bioinformatics; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; Regulation of metabolism
Bhattacharjee, Arin

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Pathophysiology; Gene Expression; Signal Transduction
Bianco, Piero

PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Specialty/Research Focus: Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair; Bacterial Pathogenesis
Blader, Ira

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Signal Transduction; Vision science
Blessing, Robert

PhD

Professor

Bradford, Peter

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Reproductive Endocrinology; Apoptosis and cell death; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Endocrinology; Gene Expression; Molecular genetics; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics; Vitamins and Trace Nutrient
Buck, Michael

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Gene Expression; Transcription and Translation
Campagnari, Anthony

PhD

Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus: Bacterial Pathogenesis; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology
Campbell, Christine

PhD

Assistant Professor

Clark, Stewart

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology
Cody, Vivian

PhD

Professor, Structural Biology Department,Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus: Computational Chemistry; Drug Design; Structural Biology; X-ray Crystallography; Bioinformatics; Protein Folding
Cohan, Christopher

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Anatomic Pathology
Connell, Terry

PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Adjunct Professor of Oral Biology

Specialty/Research Focus: Allergy and Immunology; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Disease; Microbiology; Genomics and proteomics; Immunology; Microbial Pathogenesis; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Gene Expression; Signal Transduction; Protein Function and Structure; Bacterial Pathogenesis
Cotter, John

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Vision science
Crane, John

MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Micro & Immunol. and of Pharmacol & Tox.

Specialty/Research Focus: Infectious Disease; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Vitamins and Trace Nutrient
Specialty/Research Focus: Oral Biology
Dietz, David

PhD

Associate Professor; Interim Chair

Specialty/Research Focus: Addictions; Drug abuse; Behavioral pharmacology; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Signal Transduction; Transcription and Translation
Doyle, Scott

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Biomedical Image Analysis; Biomedical Imaging; Digital Pathology; Image Analysis; Machine Learning; Quantitative Histology; Bioinformatics
Dubocovich, Margarita

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Specialty/Research Focus: Drug abuse; Behavioral pharmacology; Signal Transduction; Neuropharmacology; Circadian Rhythm/Chronobiology
Duffey, Michael

PhD

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics; Professor of Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus: Gastroenterology; Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology
Edelman, Arthur

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Oncology; Cell Cycle; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Signal Transduction; Transcription and Translation
Edgerton, Mira

Research Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Oral Biology; Prosthodontics
Feltri, M. Laura

MD

Professor of Biochemistry and Neurology

Specialty/Research Focus: Neurology; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; Signal Transduction; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Transgenic organisms
Feng, Jian

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Neurology; Neurodegenerative disorders; Pathophysiology; Apoptosis and cell death; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; Protein Folding; Gene Expression; Transcription and Translation; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Fliesler, Steven

PhD

Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor, Vice-Chair and Director of Research

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Regulation of metabolism; Transgenic organisms; Vision science
Garrett-Sinha, Lee Ann

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Autoimmunity; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Immunology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Signal Transduction; Transcription and Translation; Transgenic organisms
Garrick, Michael

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Genomics and proteomics; Immunology; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; Gene Expression
Genco, Robert

Vice Provost, STOR, Distinguished Professor of Oral Bio., Perio., Micro.

Specialty/Research Focus: Implant Dentistry; Oral Biology; Periodontics
Gewirth, Daniel

PhD

Principal Research Scientist, Hauptman-Woodward Institute

Gronostajski, Richard

PhD

Professor of Biochemistry; Director of the Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Graduate Program; Director, Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center (WNYSTEM)

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; Gene Expression; Stem Cells; Transgenic organisms
Gulick, Andrew

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Structural Biology; X-ray Crystallography; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Protein Function and Structure; Proteins and metalloenzymes
Halfon, Marc

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular genetics; Signal Transduction
Halvorsen, Stanley

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurodegenerative disorders; Transcription and Translation; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Hard, Robert

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Mucociliiary Transport; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Signal Transduction
Hofmann, Wilma

PhD

Associate Professor

Hogan, Perry

PhD

Professor and Chair

Hudson, Randall

PhD

Research Professor Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Jacobs, Amy

PhD

Research Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Virology
Knight III, Paul

MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology and Microbiology

Specialty/Research Focus: Anesthesiology
Kolega, John

PhD

Associate Professor / Graduate Program Director

Specialty/Research Focus: Cardiovascular Disease; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Kosman, Daniel

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Kostyniak, Paul

PhD

Professor; and Director of Toxicology Research Center

Specialty/Research Focus: Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Kramer, Jill

Assistant professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Oral Pathology; Oral Biology
Laychock, Suzanne

PhD

Professor and Senior Associate Dean For Faculty Affairs & Facilities

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Endocrinology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Gene Expression; Regulation of metabolism; Signal Transduction
Lee, Te-Chung

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cardiology
Lesse, Alan

MD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education; Senior Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum

Specialty/Research Focus: Infectious Disease; Bioinformatics; Microbial Pathogenesis
Li, Jun-Xu

MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Drug abuse; Behavioral pharmacology; Neurobiology
Liu, Tao

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics
Malkowski, Michael

PhD

Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus: Genomics and proteomics; Protein Function and Structure; Proteins and metalloenzymes
Masso-Welch, Patricia

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Immunology; Signal Transduction; Stem Cells
Melendy, Thomas

PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, and Biochemistry

Specialty/Research Focus: Infectious Disease; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair; Virology; Genome Integrity
Mendel, Frank

PhD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair

Specialty/Research Focus: Function and Structure
Mu, Xiuqian

MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular genetics; Stem Cells; Transcription and Translation; Transgenic organisms; Vision science
Murphy, Timothy

MD

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Specialty/Research Focus: Infectious Disease
Nowak, Norma

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular genetics
O‘Brian, Mark

PhD

Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus: Microbial Pathogenesis; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Gene Expression; Regulation of metabolism
O‘Donnell, James

PhD

Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Olson, James

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Paez, Pablo

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Ion channel kinetics and structure; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology
Panepinto, John

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Gene Expression; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; RNA; Signal Transduction
Park, Jinwoo

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Behavioral pharmacology; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Regulation of metabolism; Signal Transduction
Park, Yungki

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Neurobiology
Parker, Mark

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; Transgenic organisms; Vision science
Patel, Mulchand

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor,UB Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Research & Biomed. Ed.

Patel, Sangita

MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cornea & External Disease; Ophthalmology; Vision science
Ponticelli, Alfred

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Gene Expression; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; Transcription and Translation
Popescu, Gabriela

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Neurodegenerative disorders; Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Protein Function and Structure; Signal Transduction
Specialty/Research Focus: Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Protein Folding; Protein Function and Structure; Signal Transduction
Rabin, Richard

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Drug abuse; Apoptosis and cell death; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Rajnarayanan, Rajendram

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Genomics and proteomics; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Read, Laurie

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; RNA
Ruhl, Stefan

Professor, DDS, PhD

Specialty/Research Focus: Periodontics; Operative Dentistry; Oral Biology; Pediatric Dentistry
Russo, Thomas

MD

Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease; Vice Chair for Finance

Specialty/Research Focus: Infectious Disease; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis
Sachs, Frederick

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cardiopulmonary physiology; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Signal Transduction
Sarder, Pinaki

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Biomedical Image Analysis; Biomedical Imaging; Bioinformatics
Scannapieco, Frank

Chair and Professor of Oral Biology, Associate Dean for Faculty and Professional Development

Specialty/Research Focus: Oral Biology; Periodontics
Schifferle, Robert

Dr.

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Periodontics; Periodontics; Oral Biology
Schwartz, Stanley

MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Microbiology & Immunology; Division Chief, Allergy-Immunology-Rheumatology

Specialty/Research Focus: Allergy and Immunology; Immunology; Proteins and metalloenzymes; RNA
Sim, Fraser

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Genomics and proteomics; Neurobiology; Neurodegenerative disorders
Singh, Satpal

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Behavioral pharmacology; Cardiac pharmacology; Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Signal Transduction; Transgenic organisms
Sinha, Animesh

MD, PhD

Rita M. and Ralph T. Behling Professor of Dermatology

Specialty/Research Focus: Dermatology; Autoimmunity; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Immunology
Sinha, Satrajit

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Genomics and proteomics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Gene Expression
Stachowiak, Ewa

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Signal Transduction
Stachowiak, Michal

PhD

Professor, Director Molec. and Structural Neurobiol. Gene Therapy Prog. Director Stem Cell SCEF

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Genome Integrity; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Signal Transduction; Stem Cells; Transcription and Translation
Sullivan, John

MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Specialty/Research Focus: Retina; Gene therapy; Neurodegenerative disorders; Pathophysiology; Protein Folding; Gene Expression; Signal Transduction
Sun, Yijun

PhD

Associate Professor of Bioinformatics

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics
Surtees, Jennifer

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair; Genome Integrity; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure
Sutton, Mark

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair; Gene Expression; Genome Integrity; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Protein Function and Structure; Signal Transduction
Taub, Mary

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cell growth, differentiation and development; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Signal Transduction; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; RNA
Tomaszewski, John

MD, MASCP

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Peter A. Nickerson, PhD Chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus: Immunopathology; Surgical Pathology; Renal Pathology
Udin, Susan

PhD

Professor of Physiology

Specialty/Research Focus: Neurobiology
Williams, Noreen

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Infectious Disease; Microbiology; Microbial Pathogenesis; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Gene Expression; Transcription and Translation; Protein Function and Structure; RNA; Eukaryotic Pathogenesis
Willsky, Gail

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cell growth, differentiation and development; Microbiology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Regulation of metabolism; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics; Vitamins and Trace Nutrient
Winter, Jerrold

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Behavioral pharmacology; Neuropharmacology; Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Wohlfert, Elizabeth

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Immunology; Infectious Disease
Wrabetz, Lawrence

MD

Director, Hunter James Kelly Research Institute; Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry

Specialty/Research Focus: Developmental Neurology; Neurology
Xu, Ding

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Microbiology; Oral Biology; Oral Medicine
Yan, Zhen

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Neurodegenerative disorders; Pathophysiology; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Signal Transduction
Zambon, Joseph

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Periodontics; Periodontics; Oral Biology; Microbiology
Zhang, Sarah

MD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Ophthalmology; Retina; Apoptosis and cell death; Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Protein Folding; Regulation of metabolism; Signal Transduction; Vision science