Participating Schools & Administration

Seven schools with graduate programs in STEM fields form the iSEED.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most comprehensive of UB's academic units, bringing together the humanities the arts and the sciences to provide a truly comprehensive education. 

Sambandamurthy Ganapathy, PhD

Associate Dean for Research; Professor

Department of Physics

132 Fronczak Hall

Phone: (716) 645-2906


Among the top Dental Schoold in the country, the School of Dental Medicine is known for the quality of its DDS and postgraduate programs and its long history of leadership in oral biology research.

Jill Kramer, PhD, DDS

Associate Professor

Department of Oral Biology

211 Foster Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2551


Rose-Anne Romano, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Oral Biology

210 Foster Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3665


The school of Engineering and Applied Sciences is the largest and most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State, offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in seven departments.

Jennifer Zirnheld, PhD

iSeed Steering Committee Co-Chair; Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

213 Davis Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1033


Founded in 1846, The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is the founding faculty of the university and one of the oldest medical schools in the United States.

Fernando Estrada, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry

955 Main Street, Rm 4230

Phone: (716) 829-2767


The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is SUNY's only Pharmacy school. It has one of the world's top grsduate programs in pharmaceutical sciences, and a professionsl PharmD program in the top quartile nationally.

Donald E. Mager, PharmD, PhD, FCP

Professor and Chair

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

431 Pharmacy Building

Phone: (716) 645-2903


Accredited byt the Council on Education for Public Health, The School of Public Health and Health Professions offers professional, master's and PhD degrees, and a bachelor's degree in excercise science.

Heather Orom, PhD

Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor

Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

304 Kimball Tower

Phone: (716) 829-6682


The School of Nursing has the greatest breadth of academic programming among nursing schools in New York State, offering baccalaureate certificate and master's degree programs, along with two doctorates.

Eunhee Park, PhD, RN, APHN-BC

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

201 E Wende Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3701