Russo, MD, is internationally known for his work with strains
of E. coli that cause infections outside the intestine and result
in morbidity worldwide due to pneumonia, urinary tract infections
Kosman, PhD, studies how organisms acquire and metabolize iron
and copper, intrinsically toxic metals essential to cellular
respiration and oxygen transport. One of his goals is to develop
antifungal drugs to treat infections in humans.
Laychock, PhD, is investigating the cellular mechanisms
regulating insulin secretion in pancreatic cells. Her group has
used pancreatic cells in primary culture to develop in vitro
systems that mimic aspects of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Williams, PhD, studies parasitic protozoans, including
Trypanosoma brucei, which causes African sleeping sickness,
transmitted by the tse-tse fly; and Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes
Chagas’ disease, transmitted by the reduviid bug.
Popescu, PhD, is studying NMDA receptors in the brain, which
are involved in synaptic development, plasticity, memory and
learning, as well as in pathologies such as stroke,
neurodegeneration, chronic pain, addiction, schizophrenia and
Our school’s shared core instrumentation and transgenic
animal facilities support research by UB faculty and investigators
at our affiliated
institutions. These facilities not only house state-of-the-art
equipment but in many cases also provide data analysis, training
and grant writing consultation.
Provides state-of-art bioinformatics assistance for the design, analysis, and interpretation of genomics, proteomics, and other high-resolution, high-throughput based studies for better understanding of cancer biology.