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Investing in Strategic Strengths

Outstanding Research

The Strategic Strengths represent the collaborative research that makes UB a world-class institution. Below are just a few examples of the groundbreaking work done across campus.  

A UB doctor interviewing a female patient.
Improving Women's Health

UB is one of four regional centers for the NIH-funded Women’s Health Initiative, the groundbreaking investigation into women’s health and healthy aging.

Tommaso Melodia

NSF CAREER winner and associate professor of electrical engineering, Tommaso Melodia, is using ultrasound to create new wireless sensors that can be used to treat diseases like diabetes and heart disease in real time. 

Zhen Yan

Research conducted by Zhen Yan, professor of physiology and biophysics has revealed that estrogen possesses protective properties allowing females to respond better in high stress situations than men. 

image of a brain

Led by Shermali Gunawardena, new research into how the brain functions has revealed some of the potential causes while opening up potential new routes to future prevention of disorders like Alzheimers Disease.


Groundbreaking international work led by UB's Victor Albert has shed further light on the question of whether or not noncoding DNA is neccessary for complex life.

Stephen Fliesler

The Department of Ophthalmology has once again received an unrestricted grant from Research to Prevent Blindness to continue its laboratory-based and clinical research exploring vision processes and disease.

Paresh Dandona

Paresh Dandona's recent work has revealed the important antiinflammatory properties of injected insulin for Type 1 diabetics.