At the 2015 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring physician-scientists showcased 45 original research projects they conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care agencies and institutions nationwide.
An international team led by Jonathan F. Lovell, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has created a nanoparticle that may pave the way for “hypermodal” imaging — the ability to merge results from six different imaging modes using one contrast agent.
University at Buffalo researchers have designed a biomedical device that could make chemotherapy more efficient, reduce its side effects and improve how doctors treat some of the most deadly forms of cancer.
Wilma A. Hofmann, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, will study cellular processes that cause high levels of unsaturated fats to increase the metastatic potential of prostate cancer cells.
Using tiny modified liposomes, University at Buffalo researchers are developing a chemotherapy delivery method that could improve cancer treatment, reduce its side effects and boost knowledge about the disease.
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 treatment.
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.