Recent Publications and Grants

Engaged in diverse basic, translational and clinical research, our faculty routinely publish in prestigious journals and successfully compete for major grants from national funders.

Recent Publications

Research Grants

  • Suramin for Radiation-Induced Oral Mucositis. Keith Kirkwood (Co-Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $207,526. 9/1/2020-8/1/2022.
  • Bioinformatic Approaches for Understanding Macrophage Plasticity and Microbiome in Oral Diseases. Keith Kirkwood (Principal Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $94,393. 4/1/2020-3/1/2021.
  • Keith Kirkwood (Co-Investigator). national Institutes of Health. $275,000. 4/1/2020-3/1/2022.
  • Effects of infant egg consumption on child health and cognition development. Heather Lehman (Co-Investigator), Xiaozhong Wen (Co-Investigator). Egg Nutrition Center. $199,806. 12/1/2019-11/1/2021.
  • Expansion of addictions treatment and technical advisement across New York state. Joshua Lynch (Principal Investigator). New York State DOH. $55,050. 10/1/2019-8/1/2020.
  • First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA). Brian Clemency (Co-Investigator), Joshua Lynch (Co-Investigator). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. $45,000. 10/1/2019-9/1/2020.
  • Determining the value of PBP 7/8 as an antimicrobial target for XDR-A. baumannii. Thomas Russo (Principal Investigator). Veterans Administration. $699,244. 10/1/2019-9/1/2023.
  • Mechanisms of Gene Regulatory Network Evolution. Marc Halfon (Principal Investigator). NSF. $1,106,456. 9/1/2019-8/1/2023.
  • A 3D-printed micro-scaffold for MS Imaging and Spatially Resolved Determination of Mab and Receptors in Tissues. Jun Qu (Principal Investigator). Center for Protein Therapeutics. 9/1/2019-8/1/2020.
  • Conserved Proteus mirabilis genetic requirements for colonization of the catheterized urinary tract. Chelsie Armbruster (Co-Investigator). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. $1,684,580. 9/1/2019-5/1/2024.
  • 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.
  • Evaluation of Myocardial Targets to Prevent Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity in Children with Down Syndrome and Leukemia. Javier Blanco (Principal Investigator). National Cancer Institute. 9/1/2019-8/1/2021.
  • The efficacy of Liposomal Encapsulation of Polysaccharides pneumococcal vaccine in protecting aged hosts against invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae infections in murine models. Elsa Bou Ghanem (Co-Principal Investigator). NIA. $436,310. 9/1/2019-6/1/2021.
  • The Deprescribing Network of Western New York for Successful Aging. Christopher Daly (Co-Investigator), David Jacobs (Co-Investigator), Scott Monte (Co-Investigator), Ranjit Singh (Principal Investigator), Robert Wahler (Co-Investigator). UB Seeds for Innovation in Successful Aging. $30,000. 8/1/2019-7/1/2020.
  • High-resolution molecular recognition of ligands using solution X-ray scattering. Thomas Grant (Principal Investigator). National Institutes of Health. $1,333,637. 8/1/2019-7/1/2023.