Current Students

PhD student Haley Parker with mentor Dr. Christine Schaner-Tooley.

In the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, we are constantly working to create a learning environment that encourages our students to bring their whole selves. Our students receive rigorous scientific training and perform cutting-edge biomedical research in a supportive and inclusive mentoring environment. It is our privilege to train the next generation of biomedical scientists. We aim to prepare each student for their desired career path through education, research and career development programs.

Jacobs School Graduate Student Resources

Orientation 2.0

Students touring Jacobs School building.

Join us for a variety of professional development workshops, mental health and wellness resources, and opportunities for career exploration.

Student Resources

Jacobs School exterior.

Need help navigating graduate student life at UB and the Jacobs School? Check out these resources to get you started!

Student Ambassador Program

Student Ambassador group shot.

Our Ambassadors are a group of students who assist in mentoring current students, recruiting new students and answering questions from prospective students.

Office of Biomedical Education

Panepinto, John

John Panepinto, PhD

Professor, Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Education

955 Main Street Room 5229 Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2090


Elizabeth White.

Elizabeth White

Director, Graduate Enrollment

955 Main St., Room 6130, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3399


Anyango Kamina, PhD.

Anyango Kamina, PhD

Assistant Dean, Student Development and Academic Enhancement; Director, Natural Sciences Interdisciplinary Masters Program

955 Main Street, Room 6135, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-2493


Brittany Sandor.

Brittany Sandor

Assistant Director, Communications

Office of Biomedical Education

955 Main Street, Room 6130, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-3695


Tony Waleszczak.

Tony Waleszczak

Graduate Program Coordinator

955 Main Street, Room 6136, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-5150


John O'Keefe.

John O’Keefe

Operations Assistant

Office of Biomedical Education

Room 6130

Phone: (716) 829-3398


Hannah Norris PhD.

Hannah Norris, PhD

iSEED Senior Scientific Workforce Coordinator

Phone: (716) 829-4718


Erika Robertson.

Erika Robertson (she/her)

iSEED Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

955 Main St., Suite 6130, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-4717