Our Research

At the Jacobs School, we advance research and discovery to improve health for all. Our multidisciplinary research advances basic and clinical science; we translate those discoveries into clinical care that improves health in our communities. With our eyes on the future, we are increasing the number of students and trainees who pursue careers in research, biomedical science and academic medicine.

Our Research Accomplishments

3/23/20

Medical students at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are donning chef’s coats and toques instead of white coats for a new interprofessional course.

3/23/20

Three Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members wrote a chapter in the book “Neurological Disorders and Imaging Physics, Volume 3: Application to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Alzheimer’s.”

3/10/20

University at Buffalo researchers have discovered a link between fats in the blood and problems with the arteries in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

3/2/20

Kathleen E. Bethin, MD, PhD, and Lucy D. Mastrandrea, MD, PhD, were local investigators in a successful worldwide clinical trial that confirmed that a fast-acting insulin is safe for children with diabetes mellitus.

2/28/20

A basic research breakthrough by Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, reporting the effects of new molecules on circadian rhythms in mice could result in treatments for people affected by jet lag, sleep disorders or even depression.

2/28/20

Research by lead author Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, has revealed that antiretroviral therapy (ART) given to pregnant mothers with HIV puts their exposed but uninfected babies at risk of adverse cardiac events.

2/19/20

The University at Buffalo has been awarded a five-year, $21.7 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue Buffalo’s rapid trajectory growing its health care and research sectors.

2/14/20
A new, portable breast imaging system under development has the potential to better identify breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue.
2/13/20

The Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) has named Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, as the recipient of its 2020 Lifetime Contribution Award.

Recent Publications

Recent Research Funding

  • Suramin for Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis. Keith Kirkwood (Co-Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $207,526. 9/1/2020-8/1/2022.
  • Bioinformatic Approaches for Understanding Macrophage Plasticity and Microbiome in Oral Diseases. Keith Kirkwood (Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $94,393. 4/1/2020-3/1/2021.
  • Keith Kirkwood (Co-Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $275,000. 4/1/2020-3/1/2022.
  • Mechanisms of Heat Sensing by Nociceptive Vanilloid Receptors. Feng Qin (Principal Investigator). NIH. $2,684,432. 4/1/2020-3/1/2025.