Six faculty, three retired faculty and two staff members from
the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among
those honored for notable achievement and service at the 14th
annual University at Buffalo Celebration of Faculty and Staff
Researchers in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics are
studying genetic and epigenetic factors in Alzheimer’s
disease to develop novel ways of restoring function to patients in
the later stages of the neurodegenerative disorder.
The PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS) held its first
white coat ceremony to recognize 13 students from the Class of
2016-2017 who completed their first year in the program and are
moving on to their research laboratory match.
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences celebrated
scientific achievements, outstanding service and significant
teaching contributions during its 2017 Faculty and Staff
Recognition Awards event May 18.
Researchers working with stem cells have reproduced in a petri
dish the brain oscillations that characterize Parkinson’s
disease. The research could pave the way for faster screenings for
new treatments or even a cure for the disease.
Mark D. Parker, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and
biophysics, has received the 2017 Cell and Molecular Physiology
Section (CaMPS) New Investigator Award from the American
Physiological Society (APS).
At the 2017 Medical Student Research Forum, aspiring
physician-scientists showcased 46 original research projects they
conducted at the University at Buffalo, its partner health care
agencies and institutions nationwide.
Researchers in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics have
proposed a single, unifying model for an elusive membrane transport
protein involved in a rare hereditary condition that results in