Research & Development

CBLS research and development.

UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) has leading edge resources available to life sciences companies and research institutions to take R&D to the next level, whether creating new discoveries or preparing a new or improved product or service for marketplace launch. 

To learn more about our capabilities and gain access to facilities & equipment, please contact:

Smitha James

Associate Director, Scientific Operations and Industry Engagement


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Discovery-based & translational research

We offer expertise spanning the spectrum between basic and translational research in many areas related to bioinformatics and life sciences, including:

Our staff can help you connect with the equipment you need, the UB faculty who can enhance your research, and the funding & incentives that will help you take your work to the next level.

Lab & office space

Let us help you find the space you need, including:

  • Wet lab space
  • Cleanroom space
  • Dry lab space
  • Office space
  • Light manufacturing space
  • FDA approved facilities
  • Incubator space 
For other inquiries about space, please contact:

Kathryn Helfer
Budget & Operations Manager

Technology commercialization & business solutions

Get the boost you need to bring your life-changing ideas to market, find new innovations, or get R&D assistance to enhance your products and services. The CBLS has dedicated business development staff to help your life sciences company assemble the resources necessary to succeed. 

For more information about technology commercialization, please contact:

Business Development Executive

Invest in UB inventions & licenses

Discoveries and innovations at UB often turn into useful products and services that save lives and improve the population’s quality of life. 

UB’s Office of Technology Transfer works with UB faculty and private companies to transfer this technology to the private sector for public benefit, while providing opportunities for further development and commercial applications. Review the university’s portfolio of technologies available for licensing.

For more information about UB inventions & licenses, please contact:

Jeff Dunbar
Director, Tech Transfer

Talent, education & workforce development

UB offers more than 50 degree programs in technical and business areas critical to the life sciences. Visit UB’s website to learn more. CBLS also offers noncredit-bearing seminars, programs and websites for those interested in learning more about the life sciences.

For more information, please visit:

To learn more about workforce development, please contact:

Sandra Small, PhD
Integrated Science Education Manager

Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

UB’s Business and Entrepreneur Partnership office supports regional economic growth by connecting industry needs for innovation with university with research opportunities, resources and talent. Please contact us if you need to: