Microbiology Fund

Student Researching in Lab of Microbiology & Immunology.

This fund provides for student travel awards and fellowships in microbiology in memory of a former teacher and researcher.

Dr. Eugene A. Gorzynski — who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at UB — was a popular professor and scholar in the Department of Microbiology.

This fund, established shortly after his death, recognizes his work, and is used by the chair of the Department of Microbiology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to support student awards and fellowships.

Early in his career, Dr. Gorzynski and a colleague played a pivotal role in noting the role of E. coli bacteria in causing severe diarrhea, which kills millions of children each year. In addition, Dr. Gorzynski was known for his teaching at the UB School of Nursing, his research at the Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, and his work with Veterans Hospital.

In the world of medicine, there is always more that we can do. More physicians we can train. More discoveries we can make. More lives we can save. Now, even as we celebrate all we have recently achieved, we continue to look forward to the possibilities ahead. Bold ambitions require big investments—and generous support. Together, we will continue to build on our shared success and lead the way toward the future of medicine.

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News from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

  • Surgery’s Research Day Celebration of Discovery
    6/1/23

    Joe L’Huillier, MD, a third-year trainee in the general surgery residency program, was very busy during the Department of Surgery’s 19th annual Research Day, conducted May 18 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building.

  • Giving in Hope
    2/28/24
    Althought Rose Ellerbrock did not attend UB, her belief in the university's medical research capabilities compelled her to leave a lasting gift.
  • STEM Event Helps High School Students Learn Surgical Skills
    5/30/23

    Inspiring gifted high school students in Buffalo public high schools to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields — and perhaps become future surgeons — was the aim of a UB Drone STEM competition that took place at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building.

  • Getting More From Giving Back
    5/10/20
    UB medical student’s hands-on work with patients in Panama helps him find his balance.
  • Report Unveils Innovative Opportunities for U.S. Health Care Transformation
    10/17/23

    “The Future of Health” — a forward-looking report jointly released today by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo and the Jacobs Institute — heralds massive potential for improving health care in the United States.

  • UB, MSU Students Reflect on Mass Shootings
    5/22/23

    Almost a year to the day after the May 14 mass shooting in Buffalo, a group of 18 medical students gathered for lunch and conversation in the annex of the Hopewell Baptist Church on Fillmore Avenue. The students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University were all familiar with the universal struggles that go along with attending medical school. But that wasn’t the only thing they had in common.