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.
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.
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.
Carla Mazzio, a researcher in Cultures and Texts, specializes in
the Early Modern period with an eye towards its literature and the
way in which it connected with the history of science and
Broadening Our Knowledge of Women's Health
Jean Wactawski-Wende leads one of four nationwide centers in the
NIH-sponsored Women’s Health Initiative. Her knowledge
and leadership have made UB an important research hub for
post-menopausal women’s health.
Building Safer Structures
Andre Filiatraut, works in the field of earthquake preparation,
response and mitigation. In the aftermath of the devastating
Haitian earthquake in 2010, Filitraut and his team from Extreme
Events worked tirelessly to train Haitian engineers.
Creating Safe and Efficient Information Delivery
Venu Govindaraju, who heads Information and Computing
Technology, focuses on automated handwriting analysis
and developed the first handwriting analysis technology used
by the US Post Office.
Creating Healthy Communities
Samina Raja, researcher in Civic Engagement and Public Policy,
is a leader in research into food security, food distribution and
access, and community health. She is the only urban planner serving
as a committee member within the National Academies of Science.