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

7/30/20

A team of Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences physicians has launched a project to explore both biomedical and public health factors of the COVID-19 pandemic.

7/28/20

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences faculty members are encouraged by the phased-in return of clinical research.

7/28/20

Since early March and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., 911 calls for emergency medical services have dropped by 26.1 percent compared to the past two years, according to a new study led by E. Brooke Lerner, PhD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

7/28/20

Researchers in the Department of Emergency Medicine are conducting a new clinical trial to test the effectiveness of an inhaler-based medication on non-critical COVID-19 patients.

7/23/20

Researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have developed a method that dramatically ramps up production of mature human cells in mouse embryos.

7/20/20

Several people associated with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences played key roles in producing a Buffalo-themed entry in New York State’s “Wear a Mask” video contest.

7/14/20

Barry Smith, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of philosophy and affiliate professor of biomedical informatics, is among the co-authors of two new papers discussing how ontologies can assist in the fight against COVID-19.

7/14/20

During a visit to the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul stressed the importance of all New Yorkers wearing face masks to halt the spread of COVID-19 and touted the contributions of the school’s experts in fighting the pandemic.

7/8/20

Two students in the medical education program — Natalie Tjota and Sara Xu — are using colorful images of Berry Bunny, an original character they created, to explain the novel coronavirus in a clear way to students in elementary and middle school as well as junior high.

Recent Publications

Recent Research Funding

  • Expanding the toolkit for design of robust phage therapeutic cocktails. Anne Kathryn Kauffman (Principal Investigator), Frank Scannapieco (Co-Investigator). NIH. $438,625. 12/1/2020-11/1/2022.
  • Environmental Health Scholar. Sarah Ventre (Principal Investigator). New York State Children’s Environmental Health Center. 11/1/2020-11/1/2022.
  • Suramin for Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis. Keith Kirkwood (Co-Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $207,526. 9/1/2020-8/1/2022.
  • MTM 2: Collaborative Research: How does phage life history strategy govern predation in microbiomes?. Anne Kathryn Kauffman (Co-Investigator). NSF. $848,751. 9/1/2020-8/1/2025.