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

8/1/19

Gabriela K. Popescu, PhD, professor of biochemistry, will use funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the gating mechanisms of fast neurotransmitter brain receptors.

7/31/19

Advanced technologies are making gross human anatomy — already considered by many doctors the most meaningful course they took in medical school — even better.

7/30/19

Department of Neurology researchers are helping to shed light on the effects of using gadodiamide as an imaging linear contrast agent in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

7/24/19

Drawing on her own experience as the mother of a premature baby, Munmun Rawat, MD, research assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology, has developed a new incubator device that could replicate “kangaroo care” for the tiniest patients.

7/23/19

Cardiomyopathy is a heart condition involving abnormalities of the muscle fibers, which contract with each heartbeat. Nearly half of children with this type of heart disease either undergo a heart transplant or die within two years of being diagnosed.

7/22/19

Hundreds of students presented their work at a capstone event that was part of a project designed to expand opportunities for students from groups underrepresented in science and technology fields.

7/22/19

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and UB’s Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) played host to a prestigious Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on the opioid epidemic that brought 79 Fulbright Foreign Students from 51 countries to downtown Buffalo.

7/12/19

Shifts in illicit substance use among American youth will compel primary care physicians to monitor new products and how they are used, according to a study by Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers published in American Family Physician.

6/24/19

Sanjay Sethi, MD, professor of medicine and assistant vice president for health sciences, has received the 2019 Stockton Kimball Award for outstanding scientific achievement and service.

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.