Our Research Changes Lives

UB students and faculty are applying their knowledge to a diversity of projects addressing local and global challenges. The research we do touches lives around the world and drives the growth of the Buffalo-Niagara and New York State economies.


Despite recent progress, UB research shows that unconscious bias against typically feminine traits like sensitivity and communalism continues to fuel a gender gap in leadership roles.


A study co-led by UB found that modern species of bats have preserved an ancient gene stolen from Ebola, shedding light on the evolution of viruses and their hosts.


A UB study identifies a promising drug target to regulate production of myelin, the protective coating around nerve fibers in the brain, thought to be key in new MS treatments.