Suzanne Laychock, PhD, is senior associate dean for faculty affairs and facilities, and professor of pharmacology and toxicology. She is responsible for overseeing faculty development, space management, and undergraduate biomedical education programs.
Dr. Laychock earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Brooklyn College, a master’s degree in biology for the City University of New York and a doctorate in pharmacology from the Medical College of Virginia.
An accomplished scientist, Dr. Laychock’s research focuses on endocrine pharmacology with an emphasis on signal transduction mechanisms involved in insulin secretion and models of diabetes mellitus.
The author of numerous journal articles, she has served as associate editor of the research journal LIPIDS, and on the editorial boards of Diabetes and the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. She is the recipient of research grants from, among others, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Laychock is Council Member and has chaired the Women in Pharmacology Committee of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. She has served the university as a member and chair of the President’s Review Board, and as co-director of the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender.
Education and Training:
PhD, Pharmacology, Medical College of Virginia (1976)
MA, Biology, City University of New York (1973)
BS, Biology, Brooklyn College (1971)
Associate Dean of Medicine, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2010-present)
Facilities Planning Officer, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine (2002-present)
Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1989-present)
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Biomedical Education, SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2002–2010)
Director of Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, Institute for Research & Education on Women & Gender, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2001–2002)
Professor and Associate Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacology & Toxicology, & Center for Advanced Molecular Biology & Immunology Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1995–2002)
Professor and Associate Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology, State University of New York at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (1995–2002)
Affiliate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medical College of Virginia (1990–1995)
Associate Professor, Medical College of Virginia Medical College of Virginia (1985–1989)
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medical College of Virginia (1978–1985)
Tian Y, and Laychock SG. (2003) Prolactin regulates adenylyl cyclase and insulin secretion in rat pancreatic islets. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology (Jan), 204: 75-84.
Lei, P., Ogunade, A., Kirkwood, K. L., Laychock, S. G., and Andreadis, S. T. (2007) Efficient production of bioactive insulin from human epidermal keratinocytes and tissue engineered skin substitutes: implications for treatment of diabetes. Tissue Engineering (Jan), 13: 2119-2131.
Laychock S, Tian Y, Sessanna S. (2003) Endothelial differentiation gene (EDG) receptors in pancreatic islets and INS-1 cells. Diabetes (Jan), 52: 1986-1993.
Tian, J. Lei, P. Laychock, S.G. Andreadis, S.T. (2008) Regulated Insulin Delivery from Human Epidermal Cells Reverses Hyperglycemia. Molecular Therapy (Jan), 16: 1146-1153.
Mastrandrea LD, Laychock SG. (2005) Sphingosine kinase activity and sphingosine-1-phosphate production in rat pancreatic islets and INS-1 cells: response to cytokines. Diabetes 54:1429-1436 (Jan), 54: 1429-1436.
Laychock SG. (2004) In: The Pancreas and Pancreatic Hormones.
Patel, M.S., Srinivasan, M., Laychock, S.G. (2005) The Impact of Maternal Nutrition on the Offspring. In: Nutrient Induced Maternal Hyperinsulinemia and Metabolic Programming in the Progeny. Karger, 137-152.
Laychock, S.G., Sessanna, S.M., Tian, Y., and Mastrandrea, L.D. (2003) Sphingosine-1-phosphate signaling and beta-cell survival. (Jan) A187
You, H. and Laychock, S.G. (2008) Atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and islet beta-cell growth. ExBio Annual Meeting/ASPET. (Mar)Poster
Mastrandrea L, Laychock SG. (2004) Characterization of sphingosine-1 phosphate phosphohydrolase activity in INS-1 Cells. American Diabetes Association Annual Meeting. (Jan)Poster
Mastrandrea LD, Sessanna SM, Tian Y, Laychock SG. (2003) EDG Receptor and Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Signaling in Rat Islets and INS-1 Cells. International Diabetes Association Annual Meeting - European Association Study of Diabetes. Paris, (Aug)Poster
Mastrandrea, L.D., Sessanna, S., Tian, Y. and Laychock, S.G. (2003) EDG receptor and sphingosine-1-phosphate signaling in rat islets and INS-1 cells. (Jan)
Laychock SG, Sessanna SM, Lin M-H. (2005) Effects of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) on cytokine-induced apoptosis in pancreatic islets and INS-1 cells. American Diabetes Association 65th Annual Meeting Diabetes vol 54. (Jan)
Tian J, Lei P, Laychock SG, Andreadis ST. (2006) Regulated secretion of insulin from genetically modified skin cells for treatment of diabetes. (May) S30, (77)Poster
Mastrandrea LD, Laychock SG, Sessanna SM. (2006) Sphingosine Kinase in Pancreatic Islets is Activated by Glucose and Glucose Analogues. American Diabetes Association. (Jun)Poster