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

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.

2/13/20

Students and postdoctoral associates from laboratories affiliated with the Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics graduate program (GGB) shared their findings during the sixth annual GGB Research Day.

2/4/20

UB’s Team Alice has taken its message on the road in an attempt to protect elderly patients from medication harm.

1/30/20

Mikhail V. Pletnikov, MD, PhD, has been named professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.

1/29/20

In the eight months since the University at Buffalo and partners launched the Innovation Hub, seven entrepreneurial teams — including one from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences — have received funding from the initiative.

1/29/20

Second-year medical students Cullan V. Donnelly and Ryan Elnicki teamed up with the Buffalo Bills this past season to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western New York in memory of an inspiring young man who made an impact on students and faculty at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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.