Research and Focus Groups

Christine Schaner Tooley with students: James Catlin, Meghan Conner & Haley Parker. Research Staff John Tooley.

Christine E. Schaner Tooley, PhD, with students, from left, Meghan Mary Conner, James P. Catlin, PhD, and Haley Victoria Parker. Second from left is research scientist John G. Tooley, PhD.

Our faculty participate in vibrant focus groups that draw on expertise from the larger community of scientists at UB and at affiliated research institutions in Buffalo.

Community of Scientists

Our faculty have formed intradepartmental and multidisciplinary focus groups to collaborate with other scientists who share their interest in specific experimental problems.

Student Collaborators

We have designed 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. Students are therefore encouraged to be active members of our focus groups. This involvement provides them with regular contact with faculty and other students throughout Buffalo’s larger scientific community. The groups also sponsor seminars and organize workshops and symposia open to all researchers and student collaborators.

Intradepartmental Focus Groups

  • Molecular Genetics, Genome Integrity, and Gene Expression
    Professors Buck, Gronostajski, Halfon, Kosman, Nowak, O’Brian, Ponticelli, Garrett-Sinha, Sinha, Surtees, Sutton
  • Membrane Transport and Signaling
    Professors Blumenthal, Garrick, Popescu, Taub, Willsky
  • Protein Structure and Function
    Professors Blumenthal, Ettinger, Kosman, Patel, Ponticelli, Popescu, Surtees, Sutton
  • Metabolic Disease
    Professors Garrick, Kosman, Patel
  • Developmental Genomics
    Professors Buck, Garrett-Sinha, Gronostajski, Halfon, Lee, Sinha
  • Bioinformatics
    Professors Buck, Halfon, Nowak

Multidisciplinary Focus Groups