Faculty Profiles

Scott, Doyle
Doyle, Scott, PhDAssistant Professor
Email: scottdoy@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-829-2005

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

Research Summary:
Our group specializes in building quantitative image and data analysis algorithms for biomedical datasets. For the past 9 years, I have been developing computerized methods to quantify and analyze large medical imaging datasets. These methods include data processing, object detection / segmentation, feature extraction and selection, dimensionality reduction, and classification (supervised and unsupervised). I strongly believe in translating academic research into real-world products and services. To that end, along with my colleagues, I have worked at a start-up company to bring my work into the marketplace -- an experience that has given me great insight into the business side of academia. This experience broadened my understanding of how basic research is translated into a profitable enterprise, and I believe these lessons have made me a better engineer. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, where I am focused on building a teaching and research program for quantitative modeling of anatomy and cell biology. This program will introduce students of both medicine and engineering to pattern classification approaches developed in recent years, applying them to real-world clinical problems.

Stuart, Inglis
Email: stuartin@buffalo.edu
Phone: 829-3113

Specialty/Research Focus:
Anatomic Pathology; Biomedical Imaging; Molecular and Cellular Biology

Research Summary:
I am a classically trained gross anatomist with a specific interest in clinical anatomy. Although I received my PhD through the Interdisciplinary Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Ohio University, with a specific focus on skeletal muscle biology, my professional interest and focus since graduation has been in the teaching of the anatomical sciences, and in educational research and theory, in general. I am also involved in the development of anatomical models for teaching purposes and in research and documentation of anatomical variants identified during gross anatomy dissection. Presently, I am one of the instructors for the ANA 500 gross anatomy course for the medical and dental students and serve as the coordinator for the dental section of the course. I also serve as course director for the ANA 407 gross anatomy course for OT, PT, and exercise science students. My educational research interests involve the development and execution of a flipped classroom approach to teaching, with the replacement of traditional didactic lectures with facilitated active learning (FAL) sessions. The traditional university classroom, in which a content expert lectures and students take notes, dates back to the earliest universities and predates the printing press. This was therefore the most effective and efficient means by which to disseminate knowledge. Current technology makes this approach unnecessary, and allows instructors to explore other teaching approaches that may improve retention and help develop lifelong learning strategies. Pre-recorded lectures give students more control over the time and pace at which they view the didactic sessions. My classroom sessions are modelled after the Team Based Learning (TBL) paradigm and make use of the latest in audience response technology. I am also interested in the utilization of Open Educational Resources (OER) to deliver lessons to a wider population base without violating copyright restrictions.

Colin, Moore
Email: cwmoore2@buffalo.edu
Phone: 829-3661

Specialty/Research Focus:
Anatomic Pathology; Biomedical Imaging; Molecular and Cellular Biology

Research Summary:
I am a gross anatomist having received formal training in the teaching and learning of the anatomical sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. During my doctoral education at the University of Western Ontario, I used surface and indwelling electromyographical (EMG) techniques to study structure-function relationships of atavistic musculature in the human upper limb. My professional focus and research interests are in the areas of functional human anatomy, including the functional and clinical implications of variant anatomy, and anatomy education. Currently, I am interested in studying anatomical variations and their potential use as assessment tools in anatomy education. Having ‘digitally preserved’ several unique muscular variations by generating three-dimensional (3D) computer models from micro-CT images, I plan on exploring the use of these 3D variant anatomy models in teaching and learning of the anatomical sciences. My current teaching activities include teaching medical histology and gross anatomy within both the School of Dental Medicine and Jacobs School of Medicine. In the histology curriculum within the Medical School, I am developing ‘flipped classroom‘ active learning sessions, in which students can view and interact with virtual microscope slides of normal and pathological/atypical structures. Furthermore, I have developed a corresponding educational resource webpage (https://ubwp.buffalo.edu/histology) for students to access text notes and YouTube video‘s of narrated microscopy slides in preparation for the active learning sessions.

Pinaki, Sarder
Sarder, Pinaki, PhDAssistant Professor
Email: pinakisa@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 829-2265

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

Research Summary:
We develop novel computational methods to study and understand tissue micro-anatomy using multi-modal whole-slide microscopy images as well as associated genomic datasets. Our method facilitates decision making in a clinical work-flow (both for diagnosis and predicting progression of diseases), and also allows studying fundamental systems biology of disease dynamics. Currently, our major focus involves studying diabetic kidney diseases in mouse models and human samples.