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Researcher Spotlights

From innovative filmmaking to research into food distribution, our researchers are the core of our academic mission. Below is just a sample of the University at Buffalo's world renowned faculty. 

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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 medicine.

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A world renowned producer, filmmaker and cinematographer, Elliot Caplan, a member of Artistic Expression and Performing Arts, has work shown and archived in some of the most prestigious galleries.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.