Recent Research Funding

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

  • A Ribozyme Rescue Strategy for Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration. John Sullivan (Principal Investigator). VA Central Office. $330,000. 1/1/2025-12/1/2027.
  • Exercise Reset for Concussion - Modifying the Buffalo Concussion Protocol for Application in a Military Environment. John Leddy (Principal Investigator). Department of Defense (CDMRP). 1/1/2023-12/1/2027.
  • Modulation of oligodendrocyte development by voltage-operated calcium channels. Pablo Paez (Principal Investigator). National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). $1,993,750. 12/1/2021-11/1/2027.
  • The role of the nociceptor endocytosis in inflammatory pain. Arin Bhattacharjee (Principal Investigator). National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke. $1,907,471. 6/1/2022-5/1/2027.
  • Effects of mesolimbic amylin signaling on macronutrient intake. Jinwoo Park (Co-Investigator). NIH/NIDDK. $2,202,189. 12/1/2021-11/1/2026.
  • Research training on alcohol etiology and treatment. Caroline Bass (Contributor). NIH, NIAAA. $575,310. 2/16/2022-4/1/2026.
  • 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.
  • Laminin receptors and signals in Schwann cells. M. Laura Feltri (Principal Investigator). NIH-NINDS. $1,899,599. 1/1/2020-12/1/2025.
  • Epigenetic Architecture of the RPE and Choroid: Identification of Therapeutic Targets For AMD. Margaret DeAngelis (Principal Investigator). Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc. $500,000. 5/1/2020-7/1/2025.
  • Investigating the role of NBCe1-B in renal and cardiac acid-base handling. Mark Parker (Consultant). NIH. 7/1/2020-7/1/2025.
  • 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.
  • Molecular Segregation of Parkinson’s Disease by Patient-derived Neurons. Jian Feng (Principal Investigator). NINDS/NIH. $2,244,925. 6/1/2020-5/1/2025.
  • Synaptic transport of endocannabinoids in the brain. Roh-Yu Shen (Co-Principal Investigator). NIH/NIMH. $2,349,284. 3/1/2021-3/1/2025.
  • Ancestry Network for the human cell atlas in the eye. Margaret DeAngelis (Co-Principal Investigator). Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. $536,859. 2/1/2022-1/1/2025.
  • Pediatric network for the human cell atlas in the eye. Margaret DeAngelis (Co-Principal Investigator). Chan-Zuckerberg. $517,500. 2/1/2022-1/1/2025.
  • The Organization and Function of the Toxoplasma Daughter Cell Scaffold. Ira Blader (Co-Principal Investigator). NIH. 1/1/2020-12/1/2024.
  • Clinical and Translational Science Award (KL2): Mentored Career Development Award. Margarita Dubocovich (Principal Investigator). NIH/NCATS. $2,706,260. 8/1/2015-12/1/2024.
  • Clinical and Translational Science Award: Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. Margarita Dubocovich (Co-Investigator). National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. $19,936,155. 8/1/2015-12/1/2024.
  • Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center. Ferdinand Schweser (Co-Investigator). National Institutes of Health. $19,101,902. 2/1/2020-12/1/2024.