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Jacobs School faculty members John John Tomaszewski and Norma Nowak arranged for the transfer of equipment from the university to the health system.


New research adds to the growing evidence that our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals at multiple times in history.


Amid a nationwide shortage of materials, the UB community mobilized last week to send ethanol and swabs to Erie County to support COVID-19 testing.


University at Buffalo researchers discovered that the human diet — a result of increased meat consumption, cooking and agriculture — has led to stark differences in the saliva of humans compared to that of other primates.



The facility will enhance targeted research on diseases common to the region, such as MS and stroke.


UB researchers have discovered a genetic mechanism responsible for cocaine craving during abstinence.


Pharmacy professor Javier Blanco has received a $438,000 grant to explore the role genetics play in heart damage from chemotherapy.


The new study led by Heather Ochs-Balcom seeks to identify genes that are unique to breast cancer in African American women.


The first-ever Great Lakes symposium highlighted the Department of Biological Sciences’ growing investment in this area of research.


The award will help the center expand its residency program and support exhibitions, lectures, school workshops and a video archive.


A UB study of 46 mammal species explores the evolutionary history of amylase, a compound that breaks down carbs.


Diana Aga works with partners including the WHO to understand how antimicrobial drugs are finding their way into rivers and lakes worldwide.


The annual event invites 400 students from Buffalo Public Schools to visit the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB.


New research led by biologist Omer Gokcumen uncovers a complex story that hints at how adaptable — yet delicate — humans are as a species.


UB bioartist Paul Vanouse will fill the Burchfield Penney gallery space with the natural scent of human exertion.


Students are using CRISPR to alter yeast genes in a course on genetics at UB that also asks them to consider the technology’s potential societal implications.


UB genetics expert Richard Gronostajski is wary of a gene-editing technique reportedly used by Chinese scientists to generate humans resistant to HIV.


The “true interdisciplinarian” will discuss robotics, virtual reality and the intelligence of art at the event uniting artists and scientists to share ideas.


The absence of one copy of a single gene in the brain causes a rare, as-yet-unnamed neurological disorder, according to new research.


GEM's Mind Your Microbiome and Be Antibiotics Aware Week educates the public about the microbiome and the lasting effects of overuse of antibiotics.


Seven artists will explore the intersection of nature and the unnatural as the newest residents in UB Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts.


Immunized people would transmit anti-malarial proteins to the insects that bite them, reducing spread of the deadly disease.


$359,000 grant to UB's Jo Freudenheim will allow research team to study the role of the microbiome in breast cancer.


Using human stem cells, his lab is developing technologies and tools to grow personalized, three-dimensional internal organs, such as the liver and pancreas.


Western New Yorkers are invited to SciNight: Diving into Your DNA, an event hosted by the Buffalo Museum of Science and the University at Buffalo Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome, where guests can create a necklace made from their own DNA and learn from local scientists about DNA testing and the makeup of our genetic material.


UB professor Robert Genco's decades-long relationship with Sunstar Group has led to the commercialization of 10 oral health care products.


Local high school students will get a taste of the STEM fields at UB's annual Science Exploration Day.


UB researchers have discovered several biomarkers that can accurately identify hypervirulent K. pneumoniae. A commentary paper about the research calls the discovery "a major step forward." 


Hundreds of Buffalo eighth-graders extracted their own DNA and learned about the genetics of wizarding at Genome Day.


UB to host Genome Day at the new Jacobs School building downtown, with a keynote on “Wizard Genetics of Harry Potter” by Duke University’s Eric Spana.


Elevated bile acids in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease point to the potential for novel interventions, such as personalized probiotics.


The University at Buffalo Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts will welcome seven artists from around the world to explore life’s greatest questions through biological art residencies.


The ACES summer camp teaches high school students about the range of jobs on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.


Members of the Communities of Excellence gathered to review the impact they have had on education, scholarship and outreach.


The funded projects are focused on improving our understanding of the human genome and microbiome.


UB art professor Paul Vanouse received the Award of Distinction in the Hybrid Art category of the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica, the premiere cyberarts festival and competition in the world.


Buffalo eighth-graders gathered on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus for a program designed to encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields.

Jennifer Surtees, associate professor of biochemistry at UBuffalo, uses yeast proteins as the basis for her research to improve cancer treatments. NYSUT article by Liza Frenette. Photo credit: Dennis Stierer.

More than $110,000 in funding will support pilot studies on a superbug, psoriasis and eczema, and three deadly fungi.


Hundreds of BPS students will learn about personalized medicine at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Thursday.


Science and art will fuse through the new UB performance, “Dance in Process — Process in Dance,” that uses movement to explore the idea of the human body as host for tiny forms of life.

Recent visitors to Coalesce: Center for Biological Art, a hybrid research space in Hochstetter Hall, may have wondered what was up with the locker room smell. There are no signs of any sweaty athletes.

From Nov. 14-18, UB will host Mind Your Microbiome and Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, a series of public events that aim to educate the community about the microbes that live in and on our bodies.


Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $239,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study what happens when seemingly harmless bacteria overstay their welcome. 


UB Law's signature Mitchell Lecture series will examine the promise and perils of new technologies in genetic engineering.


Eight artists from around the world will travel to UB to explore life’s greatest questions through biological art residencies in the Coalesce: Center for Biological Arts.


Jennifer A. Surtees, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry, has been selected by her peers to join the editorial board of the scientific journal Genetics.


A new research project headed by UB biochemist Marc Halfon tackles this question, with possible implications for disease control.


UB GEM is funding five studies that will examine how the trillions of tiny organisms that call our body home can impact our health.


Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics has signed a $1.48 million contract with Garwood Medical Devices that will create 40 jobs.


The University at Buffalo is establishing a new center to conduct research on the human microbiome, the collective microorganisms that live on and in the human body.

FEATURE The microbiome, our body’s community of microorganisms, plays a key role in human health.

UB biologists are serving as consultants on the ultimate middle school science project: growing potatoes in space.


Martin Blaser is a former president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.


The Coalesce Center for Biological Art aims to examine biological concepts through a creative lens.


Four hundred eighth-graders from Buffalo Public Schools got a glimpse of career opportunities in STEM at Genome Day.


The Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM) community — part of a University at Buffalo initiative that seeks new approaches to global challenges — has had its inaugural meeting.

An interactive display reveals the microbial drama inside the body. It's part of an exhibition that opened in November at the American Museum of Natural History. NY Times article by William Grimes. photo credit: Jake Naughton

UB is investing $25 million in an initiative that will harness the strengths of UB faculty from disciplines across the university to confront grand challenges facing humankind.

Scores of leading scientists on Wednesday urged the creation of a major initiative to better understand the microbial communities critical to both human health and every ecosystem.

Can brain changes affect your gut microbiome? And if so, do these changes affect your health and well-being? A University at Buffalo researcher is leading a pilot study to answer that question.



UB has been awarded a prestigious, four-year, $15 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health to speed the delivery of new drugs, diagnostics and medical devices to patients.


Norma Jean Nowak, PhD, a renowned research scientist, educator, collaborator and entrepreneur, has been named executive director of the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS).


Each May, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce recognizes individuals and companies that support Western New York through their business and community service.