Facts at a Glance

New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics Life Sciences Building.

Founded:  Hunter James Kelly Research Institute, 2008

Name Changed: Institute for Myelin and Glia Exploration, July 2021

Founding Director: Lawrence Wrabetz, MD

Director: M. Laura Feltri, MD

Founding Clinical Center Director: Patricia K. Duffner, MD, 2006

Director of Clinical Research: Thomas J. Langan, MD

UB Faculty: 4 Basic Research (L. Wrabetz; M. L. Feltri; P. Paez; Y. Park) + 1 Clinical Research (T. Langan)

Current Staff: 45

Laboratories: 4 

Affiliation with UB Degrees and Programs:

Biomedical Sciences undergraduate majors

  • Biochemistry undergraduate major
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology undergraduate major
  • Biotechnology undergraduate major
  • Pre-health program
  • Honors College Program
  • Master’s programs in Biomedical Sciences
  • PhD programs in Biomedical Sciences
  • MD program
  • Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
  • Graduate program in Neuroscience
  • Graduate program in Biochemistry
  • Graduate program in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Graduate program in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Postdoctoral programs
  • Dual-degree programs

UB JSMBS Student Body

  • 140 students per year for medical school (MDs)
  • 28 MD/PhD students
  • 445 undergraduates
  • 65 master’s-degree students
  • 110 PhD students
  • 800 residents