Members of the Class of 2017 gathered with family, friends and
faculty to reveal and celebrate the next steps in their medical
The school continues to grow and diversify its faculty ranks,
attract outstanding students and enhance its research
Faculty contribute their expertise to national and international
clinical practice guidelines.
UB researchers have found that adult skin cells can be converted
into neural crest cells without any genetic modification.
UB Medical School Class of 2017
Undergraduate major: biology, Siena College
Jason Edwards, MD ’16
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Family medicine resident
UB Medical School class of 2013
Undergraduate major: biological sciences, Cornell
Aseel Abu-Dayya, MD
Laura Epperly, DO
Abraar Quraishi, MD
Pediatric critical care fellow
Stephen Turkovich, MD
Assistant professor of clinical pediatrics
Mark O'Brian, PhD
Professor of biochemistry
Assistant Professor of ophthalmology
Elad Levy, MD
Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery
Steven Fliesler, PhD
Vice Chair and Director of Research, Department of
Meyer Richwun Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology
Amy Jacobs, PhD
Assistant professor of microbiology and immunology
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is the
oldest school in the university with some of the most innovative
approaches to graduate and professional education.
Maximizing our school’s benefits for the region and for
Internationally recognized contributions to medical
State-of-the-art core instrumentation facilities.
Lifesaving treatments and improved quality of life.
Seeking to understand how cells and organisms work.
Hub of life sciences expertise and innovation in Buffalo