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

3/1/19

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences researchers have developed a tool that lets medical professionals analyze images without engineering expertise.

2/28/19

Thanks to contributions from faculty and staff, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences passed a fundraising milestone in the 2018 UB Employees Campaign for the Community.

2/28/19

A new approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss is outlined in newly published research led by Zhen Yan, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of physiology and biophysics.

2/27/19

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers have published results of the first randomized clinical trial of a treatment in the acute phase after a sport-related concussion.

2/22/19

Gil I. Wolfe, MD, UB Distinguished Professor and Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of the Department of Neurology, has been elected president of the New York State Neurological Society (NYSNS).

2/19/19

Eight medical students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences spent their winter break sharpening fundamental skills while seeing hundreds of patients in a makeshift clinic in rural Haiti.

2/15/19

Research by Gil I. Wolfe, MD, UB Distinguished Professor and Irvin and Rosemary Smith Chair of the Department of Neurology, shows that surgery to remove the thymus gland in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) provides significant clinical benefits for as long as five years after the procedure.

2/14/19

A trainee in the orthopaedic residency program is principal investigator on a study that has received a 2019 Resident Research Grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.

2/7/19

Caroline E. Bass, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, received a child care award to attend the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum in Berlin in July.

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.