Mark O'Brian.

“Collaborate. Contribute. Prepare. In our department, you will work alongside accomplished faculty dedicated to helping you master cutting-edge research techniques and develop new science,” says Mark R. O’Brian, PhD, professor and chair of biochemistry.

Our Programs

Our curriculum based on the belief that we expect our graduates to be the sum of our collective expertise and to emerge better trained than any one of us.

Collaboration and Research Opportunities

Our intradepartmental and multidisciplinary focus groups collaborate with other scientists with shared interests in specific experimental problems.

We encourage you to be active members of our focus groups. Your involvement will provide you with regular contact with faculty and other students across Buffalo’s larger scientific community.

Our Research and Expertise

Our faculty have diverse expertise and are committed to teaching and mentoring in a collaborative environment that provides you practical training in state-of-the art facilities.

The objective of all our research is to determine how a specific component or process within cells works, and how it is integrated with other cellular components.

Department News

Our Faculty and Research In The News

Recent Faculty Publications

Recent Research Funding

  • Novel Combination Therapies to Combat Hypermutable Carbapenem-Resistant P. aeruginosa. Mark Sutton (Co-Principal Investigator). NIH, NIAID. $3,850,992. 5/1/2022-4/1/2027.
  • Expanding the Biological Roles of N-terminal methylation. Christine Schaner Tooley (Principal Investigator). NIGMS. $1,978,690. 1/1/2022-12/1/2026.
  • CRSC: ThermoFisher-GBC project. Norma Nowak (Principal Investigator). ThermoFisher Scientific. 1/1/2018-12/1/2026.