Who We Are

  • Diaz.

    Director, UB Microbiome Center

    As director of the UB Microbiome Center, Patricia Diaz develops partnerships and guides research projects focused on the effects of the microbiome on human health and disease. 

    Associate Director for Clinical Affairs

    Robert E. Schifferle, DDS, PhD

    Associate Director for Research

    Karen L. Falkner, PhD

    Clinical Core Staff

    Clinical Core Staff

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    schifferle.

    Robert E. Schifferle, DDS, PhD

    Associate Director for Clinical Affairs

    UB Microbiome Center

    121 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-8131

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    Karen L. Falkner, PhD

    Associate Director for Research

    UB Microbiome Center

    121 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-8131

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    Suzanne J. Andrusz

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    UB Microbiome Center

    121 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-8131

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    Shannon H. Cervi

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    UB Microbiome Center

    121 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-8131

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    Robert G. Dunford

    Biostatistician and Data Manager

    UB Microbiome Center

    121 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-8131

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    Chika Kobayashi

    Dental Assistant

    UB Microbiome Center

    121 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-8131

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    Susan M. Morey

    Laboratory Technician and Phlebotomist

    UB Microbiome Center

    121 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 645-8131

Affiliated Collaborators

Affiliated Collaborators

  • Keith Kirkwood, DDS, PhD

    Associate Dean for Innovation and Technology Transfer

    School of Dental Medicine; Centennial Endowed Chair Department of Oral Biology

    645 Biomedical Research Building (BRB)

    Phone: (716) 829-6667; Fax: (716) 829-3942

    Email: klkirk@buffalo.edu

  • Vanessa Barnabei, MD, PhD

    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo

    JSMBS Rm 6151, 955 Main St. Buffalo, NY

    Phone: (716) 881-7564

    Email: vmbarnab@buffalo.edu

  • Michael LaMonte, PhD, MPH

    Research Assistant Professor

    Epidemiology and Environmental Health, UB School of Public Health and Health Professions

    273 Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5379

    Email: mlamonte@buffalo.edu

  • Richard Browne, PhD

    Professor

    Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Sciences, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

    311 Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5181

    Email: rwbrowne@buffalo.edu

  • Ashu Sharma, PhD

    Professor

    Oral Biology, UB School of Dental Medicine

    311 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-2759

    Email: sharmaa@buffalo.edu

  • Michael J. Buck, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Biochemistry; Biomedical Informatics Dept 3E-Medicine, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

    B3-304 Center Of Excellence

    Phone: (716) 881-7569

    Email: mjbuck@buffalo.edu

  • Sanjay Sethi, MD

    Associate Professor

    Medicine; Clinical Research Office, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

    3495 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215

    Phone: (716) 862-7875

    Email: ssethi@buffalo.edu

  • Mira Edgerton, PhD, DDS

    Research Professor; Principal Investigator

    Oral Biology, UB School of Dental Medicine

    310 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-3067

    Email: edgerto@buffalo.edu

  • Yijun Sun, PhD

    Associate Professor

    Microbiology and Immunology; Biostatistics, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences

    B2-146 Center of Excellence

    Phone: (716) 881-1374

    Email: yijunsun@buffalo.edu

  • Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD

    Dean, UB School of Public Health and Health Professions; SUNY Distinguished Professor

    Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health

    410 Kimball Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-5374

    Email: jww@buffalo.edu

  • Rabi Yacoub MD

    Assistant Professor

    Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

    Clinical Translational Research Center

    Phone: (716) 888-4789

    Email: rabiyaco@buffalo.edu

  • Joseph J. Zambon

    SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor; Dean, School of Dental Medicine

    School of Dental Medicine

    Phone: (716) 829-3940

    Email: jjzambon@buffalo.edu

  • Frank Scannapieco

    Professor and Chair

    Oral Biology; School of Dental Medicine

    Phone: (716) 829-2854

    Email: fas1@buffalo.edu

  • Scott Doyle, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor; Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Pathology and Anatomical Sciences; Biomedical Engineering

    206 Farber Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-2846

    Email: scottdoy@buffalo.edu

  • Weiguo Liu

    Assistant Professor – Academic Scholar

    Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

    Pth Buffalo General Hospital

    Phone: (716) 859-2140

    Email: wliu2@buffalo.edu

  • Sai Yendamuri, MD, FACS

    Chair, Department of Thoracic Surgery; Professor of Oncology; Associate Professor of Surgery

    Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

    Phone: (716) 845-8937

    Email: Sai.Yendamuri@RoswellPark.org

  • Kathryn M. Kauffman

    Assistant Professor

    Oral Biology; School of Dental Medicine

    617 Biomedical Research Building (BRB)

    Email: kmkauffm@buffalo.edu

Sunstar Affiliated Group

  • Takanori Akase

    Research Scholar

    UB School of Dental Medicine

    Osaka, Japan

    Phone: (716) 829-2853

    Email: takase2@buffalo.edu

  • Yasumitsu Shimizu

    Senior Researcher

    Mouth & Body R&D, UB School of Dental Medicine

    Osaka, Japan

    Phone: (716) 829-2853

    Email: yasumits@buffalo.edu

  • Yoshiko Okada

    Researcher

    R&D, Oral Care Business Unit

    Osaka, Japan

    Phone: (716) 829-2853

    Email: yoshikoo@buffalo.edu

  • Yuriko Kuriyama

    Research Scholar

    UB School of Dental Medicine

    311 Foster Hall

    Phone: (716) 829-2853