Here is how determination drives discovery.

Here at UB, our passion for rigorous research is matched only by a deep commitment to positive change. Our talented students and world-renowned faculty ask difficult questions, push past accepted boundaries and consistently endeavor to lead a new way forward. These are just some of the stories that show how.

Researchers at the University at Buffalo are pioneering a new method for manufacturing human tissues. See how 3D printing could save countless lives.

Ruogang Zhao.

Ruogang Zhao, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences  

Chi Zhou.

Chi Zhou, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Gwendolyn Baxley.

Gwendolyn Baxley, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, Graduate School of Education

Terri Watson.

Terri N. Watson, 2020-21 Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Center for Diversity Innovation

Chemical compounds called PFAS are durable, toxic and everywhere. See how an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working to wipe them out.

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Diana Aga, Henry M. Woodburn Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences; Director, UB RENEW Institute

Net-shooting robots that dispose of space debris aren’t science fiction—but the technology is far from perfect. See how one engineer is changing that.

portrait of Eleonora Botta.

Eleonora Botta, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

New research reveals the role of the naturally occurring hormone in everything from body weight to reproduction. See what else it does—and doesn’t—do.

Photo of Margarita Dubocovich.

Margarita Dubocovich, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Big animals should be more prone to cancer (more cells, more mutations), but elephants are not. See how their genome evolved to suppress tumors.

portrait of Vincent Lynch.

Vincent Lynch, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

A new study uses machine learning to map the prevalence of the disease across the country. See how this could lead to better treatment and prevention.

Photo of Zia Ahmed.

Zia Ahmed, Database/Visualization Specialist and Research Associate Professor, RENEW Institute

A new study shows that it’s possible to mitigate one of the worst effects of climate change in this century. See what nations need to do.

portrait of Sophie Nowicki.

Sophie Nowicki, Empire Innovation Professor, Department of Geology, College of Arts and Sciences, and UB RENEW Institute

UB faculty and students apply knowledge to solve complex global challenges through research.