Recent Research Funding

Our faculty secure major research grants from various National Institutes of Health as well as private sources.

  • Optimizing Chest Compressions Targeting Gas Exchange and Hemodynamics in a Transitional Cardiac Arrest Model. Ferdinand Schweser (Co-Investigator). National Institutes of Health. $1,642,389. 4/1/2021-3/1/2026.
  • Synaptic and Genetic Mechanisms of Sex-Specific Effects of Stress. Zhen Yan (Principal Investigator). NIH. $2,621,841. 4/1/2021-1/1/2026.
  • Deep gray matter iron and disease progression in multiple sclerosis. Ferdinand Schweser (Principal Investigator). National Institutes of Health. $1,808,000. 7/1/2021-6/1/2025.
  • The Organization and Function of the Toxoplasma Daughter Cell Scaffold. Ira Blader (Co-Principal Investigator). NIH. 1/1/2020-12/1/2024.
  • Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. Ferdinand Schweser (Co-Investigator). National Institutes of Health. $19,101,902. 2/1/2020-12/1/2024.
  • Renal considerations in the heat stress and hydration recommendations. Mark Parker (Co-Investigator). NIH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 9/1/2019-8/1/2024.
  • Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. Kinga Szigeti (Co-Investigator). NIH/NCATS. 7/1/2019-7/1/2024.
  • Gating Mechanism of NMDA receptors. Gabriela Popescu (Principal Investigator). NIH/NINDS/R01. 4/1/2019-4/1/2024.
  • Disrupting ion channel scaffolding to treat neuropathic pain. Arin Bhattacharjee (Principal Investigator). National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. $1,901,925. 9/1/2019-3/1/2024.
  • Regulation of mRNA decay in retinal development and maintenance. Xiuqian Mu (Principal Investigator). National Eye Institute. $2,024,085. 4/1/2020-3/1/2024.
  • Targeting Histone K4 Methylation for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia. Zhen Yan (Principal Investigator). NIH. $2,532,180. 8/1/2019-3/1/2024.
  • ER stress and diabetic retinopathy. Sarah Zhang (Principal Investigator). NIH, NEI. 9/1/2010-2/1/2024.
  • The peripheral nervous system: a window over Krabbe disease. M. Laura Feltri (Principal Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $2,074,062. 2/1/2019-1/1/2024.
  • The peripheral nervous system: A window into Krabbe disease. Daesung Shin (Co-Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $2,129,163. 2/1/2019-1/1/2024.
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Severe Diabetic Retinopathy. Sarah Zhang (Principal Investigator). NIH. 2/1/2020-1/1/2024.
  • Selective galactosylceramidase ablation to study the pathogenesis of Krabbe leukodystrophy. Daesung Shin (Principal Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $1,395,624. 12/1/2019-11/1/2023.
  • Investigation of behavioral and neural indices of multisensory information processing in Multiple Sclerosis: A novel approach. Thomas Covey (Principal Investigator). Department of Defense Multiple Sclerosis Research Program. $232,022. 9/1/2021-9/1/2023.
  • Investigation of novel neural indices of cognitive decline and methods for cognitive rehabilitation in people with neurological disturbances. Thomas Covey (Principal Investigator). National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award. $38,343. 9/1/2021-9/1/2023.
  • Advanced hybrid PET-MRI imaging pipeline at 9.4T. Ferdinand Schweser (Principal Investigator). University at Buffalo. $100,000. 8/1/2021-7/1/2023.
  • Investigating the Action and Physiological Role of Slc4a11 in the Cornea. Michael Duffey (Co-Investigator), Sangita Patel (Co-Investigator). NIH National Eye Institute. $1,972,804. 2/1/2018-1/1/2023.