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M. Laura Feltri, MD
8/1/17

M. Laura Feltri, MD, professor of biochemistry and neurology, is leading research to determine whether a new family of molecules prevents demyelination and nerve degeneration in patients with peripheral nerve diseases.

Anne Curtis, MD, receives plaque.
7/28/17

Anne B. Curtis, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Charles and Mary Bauer Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, gave the opening plenary lecture at the International Academy of Cardiology’s 22nd World Congress on Heart Disease.

Leslie J. Bisson, MD
7/26/17

Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has led a study — published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery — that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery.

Leslie Bisson, MD
7/21/17

Along with his co-authors — including former trainees in the Department of Orthopaedics — Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has won an award from the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine for authoring the “most outstanding clinical paper” to appear in the publication in 2016.

Mark O'Brian, PhD
7/20/17

Mark R. O’Brian, PhD, professor and chair of biochemistry, has discovered a near instantaneous evolution in certain bacteria.

Jian Feng, PhD (left), and Zhen Yan, PhD.
7/19/17

Researchers in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics are studying genetic and epigenetic factors in Alzheimer’s disease to develop novel ways of restoring function to patients in the later stages of the neurodegenerative disorder.

Mary Canty
7/18/17

Mary Canty, Richard Izzo, Brentyn Mendel and Yiyun Zhou — all students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences — are four of 25 University at Buffalo students honored as Western New York Prosperity Fellows for 2017-2018. 

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD
7/17/17

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, has been elected chair of the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS).

New residents
7/11/17

One hundred and ninety newly minted doctors received long white coats at a ceremony marking their induction as medical residents into the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD ’84
7/7/17

Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD ’84, has received a SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities and has been inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Microbiology.

7/5/17

Jack Tseng, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and anatomical sciences, is lead author of a paper that proposes a new east-west passage for otters — and potentially other mammals.

Kinga Szigeti, MD, PhD
7/5/17

To meet Western New York’s growing need for quality care for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center has expanded its clinics in Buffalo and Williamsville.

John E. Tomaszewski, MD
6/30/17

John E. Tomaszewski, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, has been named a State University of New York Distinguished Professor, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system.

Anthony A. Campagnari, PhD
6/27/17

The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) held its first white coat ceremony to recognize 13 students from the Class of 2016-2017 who completed their first year in the program and are moving on to their research laboratory match.