Faculty Profiles

This directory lists faculty from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and from the School of Dental Medicine’s Department of Oral Biology. For faculty in departments from our affiliated schools and institutes, see the list at the right.

Bangs, James

PhD

Grant T. Fisher Professor and Chair of Microbiology & Immunology

Specialty/Research Focus: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Bass, Caroline

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Behavioral pharmacology; Addictions; Drug abuse
Beirowski, Bogdan

MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Principal Investigator at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Bioinformatics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; Regulation of metabolism
Bhattacharjee, Arin

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Gene Expression; Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Signal Transduction; Pathophysiology
Blader, Ira

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Signal Transduction; Vision science
Bradford, Peter

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Endocrinology; Gene Expression; Molecular genetics; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics; Vitamins and Trace Nutrient; Reproductive Endocrinology
Buck, Michael

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Transcription and Translation
Campagnari, Anthony

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus: Bacterial Pathogenesis; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology
Clark, Stewart

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology
Cody, Vivian

PhD

Professor, Structural Biology Department,Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Protein Folding; Computational Chemistry; Drug Design; Structural Biology; X-ray Crystallography
Cohan, Christopher

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Anatomic Pathology
Connell, Terry

PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Adjunct Professor of Oral Biology

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Bacterial Pathogenesis; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; Signal Transduction; Allergy and Immunology; Medical Microbiology
Cotter, John

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Neurobiology; Vision science
Crane, John

MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Micro & Immunol. and of Pharmacol & Tox.

Specialty/Research Focus: Bacterial Pathogenesis; DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Vitamins and Trace Nutrient; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology; Research Lab
Dietz, David

PhD

Professor; Chair

Specialty/Research Focus: Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Signal Transduction; Transcription and Translation; Behavioral pharmacology; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Addictions; Drug abuse
Doyle, Scott

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Biomedical Image Analysis; Biomedical Imaging; Digital Pathology; Image Analysis; Quantitative Histology
Dubocovich, Margarita

PhD, FASPET, FACNP

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology; Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Specialty/Research Focus: Behavioral pharmacology; Circadian Rhythm/Chronobiology; Neuropharmacology; Signal Transduction; Drug abuse
Duffey, Michael

PhD

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics; Professor of Medicine

Specialty/Research Focus: Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Gastroenterology
Edelman, Arthur

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cell Cycle; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Signal Transduction; Transcription and Translation; Oncology
Feltri, M. Laura

MD

Professor of Biochemistry and Neurology

Specialty/Research Focus: Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; Signal Transduction; Transgenic organisms; Neurology
Feng, Jian

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Gene Expression; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; Protein Folding; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics; Transcription and Translation; Neurodegenerative disorders; Neurology; Pathophysiology
Fliesler, Steven

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Meyer H. Riwchun Endowed Chair Professor, Vice-Chair and Director of Research

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Regulation of metabolism; Transgenic organisms; Vision science
Specialty/Research Focus: Autoimmunity; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Immunology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Signal Transduction; Transcription and Translation; Transgenic organisms
Garrick, Michael

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Immunology; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology
Gronostajski, Richard

PhD

Professor of Biochemistry; Director of the Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics Graduate Program; Director, Western New York Stem Cell Culture and Analysis Center (WNYSTEM)

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; Stem Cells; Transgenic organisms
Gulick, Andrew

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bacterial Pathogenesis; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Protein Function and Structure; Proteins and metalloenzymes; Structural Biology
Halfon, Marc

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular genetics; Signal Transduction
Halvorsen, Stanley

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics; Transcription and Translation; Neurodegenerative disorders
Hofmann, Wilma

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Endocrinology; Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Gene Expression; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; Regulation of metabolism; Transcription and Translation; Pathophysiology
Jacobs, Amy

PhD

Research Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Protein Function and Structure; Viral Pathogenesis; Virology
Kay, Jason

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Microbiology Oral Biology
Knight III, Paul

MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology and Microbiology

Specialty/Research Focus: Anesthesiology
Kolega, John

Ph.D.

Associate Professor / Graduate Program Director

Specialty/Research Focus: Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Cardiovascular Disease
Kosman, Daniel

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Neurobiology; Protein Function and Structure; Proteins and metalloenzymes; Vitamins and Trace Nutrient
Kostyniak, Paul

PhD

Professor; and Director of Toxicology Research Center

Specialty/Research Focus: Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Kramer, Jill

Associate professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Oral Biology; Oral Pathology
Laychock, Suzanne

PhD

Professor and Senior Associate Dean For Faculty Affairs

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Endocrinology; Gene Expression; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Regulation of metabolism; Signal Transduction
Lee, Techung

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Molecular Basis of Disease; Signal Transduction
Lesse, Alan

MD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Education; Senior Associate Dean for Medical Curriculum

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis
Li, Jun-Xu

MD, PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Behavioral pharmacology; Neurobiology; Drug abuse
Malkowski, Michael

PhD

Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus: Protein Function and Structure; Proteins and metalloenzymes
Melendy, Thomas

PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, and Biochemistry

Specialty/Research Focus: DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair; Genome Integrity; Infectious Disease; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Virology
Mu, Xiuqian

MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Neurobiology; RNA; Signal Transduction; Stem Cells; Transcription and Translation; Transgenic organisms; Vision science
Murphy, Timothy

MD

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research; Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Director, Community Health Equity Research Institute

Specialty/Research Focus: Infectious Disease
Nowak, Norma

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular genetics
O‘Brian, Mark

PhD

Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus: Gene Expression; Microbial Pathogenesis; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Regulation of metabolism
Olson, James

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Paez, Pablo

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Ion channel kinetics and structure; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology
Panepinto, John

PhD

Professor, Director of Recruiting and Admissions, Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Sciences (PPBS)

Specialty/Research Focus: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Gene Expression; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; RNA; Signal Transduction
Park, Jinwoo

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Behavioral pharmacology; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Regulation of metabolism; Signal Transduction
Park, Yungki

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Neurobiology
Parker, Mark

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; Transgenic organisms; Vision science
Patel, Mulchand

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor,UB Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Research & Biomed. Ed.

Specialty/Research Focus: Endocrinology; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Protein Function and Structure; Regulation of metabolism; Transgenic organisms
Patel, Sangita

MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Vision science; Cornea & External Disease; Ophthalmology
Ponticelli, Alfred

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Gene Expression; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; Transcription and Translation
Popescu, Gabriela

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Ion channel kinetics and structure; Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Protein Function and Structure; Signal Transduction; Neurodegenerative disorders
Specialty/Research Focus: Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Protein Function and Structure; Signal Transduction; Pain Management
Rabin, Richard

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Signal Transduction; Toxicology and Xenobiotics; Apoptosis and cell death; Drug abuse
Read, Laurie

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Eukaryotic Pathogenesis; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure; RNA
Ruhl, Stefan

Professor, DDS, PhD

Specialty/Research Focus: Periodontics Operative Dentistry Oral Biology Pediatric Dentistry
Russo, Thomas

MD

Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease

Specialty/Research Focus: Infectious Disease; Microbial Pathogenesis
Sachs, Frederick

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Signal Transduction; Cardiopulmonary physiology
Sarder, Pinaki

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Biomedical Image Analysis; Biomedical Imaging; Digital Pathology; Image Analysis; Quantitative Histology
Scannapieco, Frank

Chair and SUNY Distinguished Professor of Oral Biology, Associate Dean for Faculty and Professional Development

Specialty/Research Focus: Oral Biology Periodontics
Schifferle, Robert

DDS, MMSc, PhD

Professor and Interim Chair

Specialty/Research Focus: Periodontics Periodontics Oral Biology
Schwartz, Stanley

MD, PhD

UB Distinguished Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics; Division Chief, Allergy-Immunology-Rheumatology

Specialty/Research Focus: Gene therapy; Immunology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Viral Pathogenesis; Virology; Allergy and Immunology; Asthma; Clinical and Laboratory Immunology - Internal Medi; Clinical and Laboratory Immunology-Allergy and Immunology; Clinical Research; Drug Delivery; Drug Design; Drug Formulation; Drug Targeting; Immunogenicity; Monoclonal Antibodies; Nanoparticles; Neuroimmunology; Proteomics; Sinus Disorders
Sim, Fraser

PhD

Associate Professor; Neuroscience Program Director

Specialty/Research Focus: Genomics and proteomics; Neurobiology; Neurodegenerative disorders
Singh, Satpal

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Behavioral pharmacology; Cardiac pharmacology; Ion channel kinetics and structure; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Signal Transduction; Transgenic organisms
Sinha, Animesh

MD, PhD

Professor of Dermatology

Specialty/Research Focus: Autoimmunity; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Immunology; Dermatology
Sinha, Satrajit

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Stachowiak, Ewa

PhD

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neurobiology; Signal Transduction
Stachowiak, Michal

PhD

Professor, Director Molec. and Structural Neurobiol. Gene Therapy Prog. Director Stem Cell SCEF

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Genome Integrity; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Signal Transduction; Stem Cells; Transcription and Translation
Sullivan, John

MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Molecular Basis of Disease; Molecular genetics; RNA; Transcription and Translation; Vision science; Protein Folding; Proteins and metalloenzymes; Gene Delivery; Molecular diagnostics; Neurodegenerative disorders; Ophthalmology; Pathophysiology; Retina
Sun, Yijun

PhD

Associate Professor of Bioinformatics

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics
Surtees, Jennifer

PhD

Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair; Genome Integrity; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Protein Function and Structure
Sutton, Mark

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair; Gene Expression; Genome Integrity; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Protein Function and Structure; Signal Transduction
Taub, Mary

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cell growth, differentiation and development; Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; RNA; Signal Transduction
Taylor, Robert

MD, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Assistant Dean

Specialty/Research Focus: Cell growth, differentiation and development; Endocrinology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Signal Transduction; Infertility; Reproductive Endocrinology
Tomaszewski, John

MD, MASCP

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Peter A. Nickerson, PhD Professor and Chair of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus: Bioinformatics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Anatomic Pathology; Biomedical Image Analysis; Biomedical Imaging; Clinical Pathology; Digital Pathology; Immunopathology; Renal Pathology; Surgical Pathology
Udin, Susan

PhD

Professor of Physiology

Specialty/Research Focus: Neurobiology
Winter, Jerrold

PhD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Behavioral pharmacology; Neuropharmacology; Toxicology and Xenobiotics
Wrabetz, Lawrence

MD

Director, Hunter James Kelly Research Institute; Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry

Specialty/Research Focus: Developmental Neurology; Neurology
Yan, Zhen

PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Cytoskeleton and cell motility; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Neuropharmacology; Signal Transduction; Neurodegenerative disorders; Pathophysiology
Zambon, Joseph

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Microbiology; Oral Biology; Periodontics
Zhang, Sarah

MD

Professor

Specialty/Research Focus: Apoptosis and cell death; Gene Expression; Gene therapy; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Protein Folding; Regulation of metabolism; Signal Transduction; Vision science; Ophthalmology; Retina