Here is how determination drives discovery.

Here at UB, our passion for rigorous research is matched only by a deep commitment to positive change. Our talented students and world-renowned faculty ask difficult questions, push past accepted boundaries and consistently endeavor to lead a new way forward. These are just some of the stories that show how.

In a UB lab, an experiment in diversity is building connections, sparking innovation and changing lives. See how one scientist is making a difference. 

portrait of luis colon.
Researcher

Luis Colón, A. Conger Goodyear Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Mary Talbert was an early 20th-century racial justice activist. A UB professor is working to make sure she’s remembered. See why Talbert’s story matters today.

portrait of Lillian Williams.
Researcher

Lillian S. Williams, Associate Professor, Department of Transnational Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

COVID-19 affects children differently than adults. That’s why national organizations are tapping a UB pediatrics expert to establish a patient registry and develop treatment guidelines specifically for kids. See why this work is essential.

Steven Lipshultz.
Lead Researcher

Steven Lipshultz, A. Conger Goodyear Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Racial and ethnic minorities have been disproportionately affected by the virus. A UB project aims to address this inequity in Western New York. See what community engagement can do.

portrait of Oscar Gomez.
Lead Researcher

Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte, Associate Professor and Division Chief of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

As Earth’s climate continues to warm, researchers are drilling for clues to the planet’s future. See what lies beneath the ice.

portrait of Jason Briner.
Researcher

Jason Briner, Professor of Geology and Director of the Glacier History Lab, College of Arts and Sciences

Fighting racial health disparities requires addressing their root causes. Here’s how Buffalo is coming together to tackle the problem. Learn what our experts shared with state lawmakers.

portrait of Tim Murphy.
Researcher

Timothy Murphy, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research; Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Director, Community Health Equity Research Institute

UB faculty and students apply knowledge to solve complex global challenges through research.