BIO-STEM Scientific Discovery Series

students at lecture 2018.

Dr. Omer Gokcumen 

Bio-STEM Scientific Discovery Series introduces students to research fields available at UB. Faculty from various departments will present an overview of their laboratory work, and will describe their career paths: to science, to their current research focus, and to UB. Dinner will be served! 

Coming Soon: Summer 2024 Schedule

Previous Schedule - Summer 2022 Schedule



June 15

Title of talk: 'Believe'. A discussion about medical school and applications.


Jonathan Daniels, MD*


June 22

Title of talk: A personal career history and overview of the speaker's research.


Jessy Alexander, PhD
Research Professor, Department of Medicine, Jacob's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

June 29

Title of talk: A personal career history and overview of the speaker’s research


Oscar G. Gomez, MD, PhD

Associate Professor and Division Chief of Infectious Disease, UBMD Pediatrics, Jacob's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

July 06

Title of talk: 'A slippery path to a career in oral biology and dental medicine'. A personal career history and overview of the speaker’s research.


Stefan Ruhl, DDS, PhD

Professor and Interim Dean, Department of Oral Biology, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

July 20

Title of talk: 'My Path to Uncertainty'. A conversation about the speaker’s career path.


Kevin Burke, PhD
Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

July 27

Title of talk: 'Use of technology for assessment and intervention in treating alcohol and marijuana use in young adults'.


Lorraine Collins, PhD
Associate Dean for Research, Director, Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research