To foster cross-disciplinary conversations about ongoing GEM-related research, the GEM Community hosts monthly Work-in-Progress talks. These informal science talks take place at the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, located on UB's Downtown Campus. Spring 2022 talks will take place remotely via Zoom.
We are currently seeking faculty and student speakers for the 2022 Work-in-Progress series! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to present your work.
"Community Engagement Efforts for COVID Vaccination"
Director, Coalesce Center for Biological Art
"BioArt in the Public Sphere"
"Leveraging a donor eye repository to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying age-related macular degeneration"
"Hunting for a role for Huntingtin, the Huntington’s disease protein during axonal transport"
"Role of NAD+-dependent deacetylases (sirtuins) in filamentation of two fungal pathogens," Monday, August 30, 2021
"New Insights into Mitochondrial Medicine," Monday, September 27, 2021
"Genomic surveillance of SARS‐CoV‐2 in Erie County highlights the need for regional surveillance," Monday, October 25, 2021
"Heparan Sulfate in Cathepsin K biology," Monday, November 22, 2021
“GRIN Disorders: A rare neurodevelopmental disease of the NMDA Receptor”, Monday, May 24, 2021
"The Airways Microbiome: Focus on COPD and Lung Cancer," Monday, April 26th, 2021
"Uncovering the roles of phages in the ecology of Porphyromonas gingivalis," Monday, March 22nd, 2021
"Unraveling inter-species cues that promote microbiome dysbiosis", Monday, February 22nd, 2021
"Complement, Microbiome and Lupus", Monday, January 25, 2021.
"Polymicrobial interactions in the catheterized urinary tract", Monday, November 23rd, 2020
"Targeting the extracellular adenosine pathway to control Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in aged hosts", Monday, November 25, 2019.
"Gaming-based introduction to genetics using dragon breeding in the high-school classroom", Monday, October 28, 2019
"Straight from the Mouth: Glycan Recognition at the Host-Microbiome Interface", Monday April 29, 2019 .
“Identification of genetic and epigenetic determinants in cardio-oncology”, Monday, March 25, 2019
“Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, an evolving public health threat”, Monday, February 25, 2019
“Genes for Buffalo - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, November 26, 2018
"Breast cancer genetic testing in African Americans: opportunities to improve knowledge and patient-provider communication", October 29, 2018
"‘Omics’ approaches to the study of carbohydrates", August 27, 2018
“Regulating the Regulator: Arginine methylation and life cycle stage modulate the function of a master RNA binding protein in trypanosomes”, May 21, 2018
"Identifying Keystone Bacteria in Microbiome-Associated Diseases", April 30, 2018
"How pathogenic fungi monitor NAD+ levels to sense nutrient availability and modulate genome architecture accordingly", March 26, 2018
“Evolutionary Interplay Between Human Genetic Variation, the Skin Microbiome, and Psoriasis”, February 26, 2018
Professor, Clinical Instructor, Department of Oral Biology
"Posttranscriptional Regulation of Oral Immunity and the Microbiome", October 30, 2017
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
"The Airway Microbiome and Lung Cancer in a COPD Cohort", September 25, 2017
“Protists and Fungi in the Oral Microbiome” - Gerald Koudelka, PhD & Mira Edgerton, DDS, PhD, August 28, 2017
“Pilot Study of Placental, Oral, and Gut Microbiome Related to Pregnancy” - Vanessa Barnabei, MD & Robert Genco, DDS, PhD, August 28, 2017
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
“Bile acid metabolizing microbiome in the gut and the pathogenesis of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.” , June 26, 2017
“PPI effects on gut microbiota in diabetic kidney disease patients”, June 26, 2017
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry
"Deriving Genetic Variations from Functional Genomic Assays," August 29, 2016
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
"An Evolutionary Perspective on the Gut Microbiome--Lessons from Whales," April 25, 2016
Research Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
"So You Want to do Microbiome Research," February 22, 2016