Leonard H. Epstein, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of
pediatrics, has been named a fellow of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science in recognition of his distinguished
contributions to the prevention and treatment of childhood
Actively seeking and successfully obtaining a creative mix of
funding, Matthew J. Barth, MD, research assistant professor of
pediatrics, is pursuing promising research aimed at helping
children with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma overcome resistance to
Steven J. Fliesler, PhD,Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed
Chair Professor of ophthalmology, has been honored as a 2014
ARVO Gold Fellow by the Association for Research in Vision and
Ophthalmology, placing him in an elite group of international
To advance promising research on schizophrenia, the Patrick P.
Lee Foundation will fund long-term fellowships for three advanced
research trainees in the lab of Michal K. Stachowiak, PhD,
professor of pathology and anatomical sciences.
Hamid Hussaini, a senior majoring in biomedical sciences,
has received travel awards to present his award-winning research at
two national conferences: the Annual Biomedical Research
Conference for Minority Students and the Emerging
Researchers National Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering
Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease may be related to a
vascular abnormality in the internal jugular veins, according to a
revealing pilot study by an international research team, including
University at Buffalo scientists.
The University at Buffalo has a strong presence in
the Association of American Medical Colleges, with three
faculty members serving in leadership roles as key players helping
to shape academic medicine at the national level.
With the ultimate goal of designing new immunotherapeutic
strategies, Richard B. Bankert, VMD, PhD, professor of microbiology
and immunology, and his team are working to re-activate
cancer-killing T cells in a tumor’s microenvironment.
With a focus on the Escherichia coli bacterium, Mark Sutton,
PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, will build on a decade of
research to further study the complex coordination of molecular
mechanisms that contribute to mutations in DNA replication and
The University at Buffalo, representing a national consortium of
eight research universities and institutes, has been awarded a $25
million Science and Technology Center grant from the National
Science Foundation to transform the field of structural
biology, including drug development, using X-ray lasers.
In the quest to find a pharmaceutical target to repair myelin
— the nerve sheath destroyed in multiple sclerosis —
University at Buffalo researchers aim to test a drug that blocks
the activity of the M3 receptor gene.
Early-term newborns may look as healthy as full-term babies, but
a study published in JAMA
Pediatrics by University at Buffalo physicians has found they
are at significantly higher risk for adverse outcomes.
The University at Buffalo’s family medicine department is
teaming up with UB residents, medical students and the Patient
Voices Network to increase breast cancer awareness and screening
among Buffalo women.
As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins
to reshape the American health care system, the University at
Buffalo is working to ensure that current and future health care
professionals are ready to take on new challenges.
Scientists in physiology and biophysics have quantified the
difference between two subunits of a neuromuscular protein at the
molecular level—research that has potential implications for
a deadly fetal syndrome.
Carroll McWilliams (Mac) Harmon, MD, PhD, an internationally
recognized leader in minimally invasive surgery and the treatment
of adolescent obesity, has been named professor and chief of
pediatric surgery in the University at Buffalo’s Department
Richard D. Blondell, MD, vice chair for addiction medicine and
professor of family medicine, will direct a new national center
aimed at training physicians to address addiction through early
intervention and prevention.
A joint University at Buffalo-Yale University study published
in Circulation has found that the small molecule MIF20
can significantly reduce the amount of heart muscle damaged by
University at Buffalo translational researchers have confirmed
in humans a link between LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels
and stem cells in the bloodstream that form atherosclerosis-causing
A University at Buffalo study has revealed how Streptococcus
pneumoniae—bacteria that harmlessly colonize the mucous
linings of human throats and noses—become virulent when they
travel to the middle ears, lungs or bloodstream.
Internationally known researcher Karina Davidson, PhD, an expert
on the connection between depression and heart disease, gave the
2013 talk for the Lawrence and Nancy Golden Lectureship on
Feng Qin, PhD, associate professor of physiology and biophysics,
will use a $1.2 million grant to study the gating mechanism of a
temperature-sensitive ion channel protein found abundantly in
peripheral nerve endings.
Physicians for Human Rights and the International
Health Interest Group, two student organizations, have coordinated
monthly educational fairs to help refugees learn about health care
in the United States.