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Zuiru Lin (left), a medicinal chemistry major, works in the lab of UB Distinguished Professor Janet Morrow (right). They are photographed in a lab in the Natural Sciences Complex in July 2019 in connection with the Boldly Buffalo Campaign Women in Sciences and Engineering (WiSE) story. Photographer: Douglas Levere.


Francine Battaglia

Dr. Battaglia is the director of UB's Advanced Simulations for Computing ENergy Transport Laboratory (ASCENT). Her research explores issues related to the thermal sciences by using computational fluid dynamics and developing computational models, building energy utilization and renewable/alternative energy and exploring turbulent multiphase and reacting flow.

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Barbara Rita Alevriadou

Biomedical Engineering

Cardiopulmonary physiology; Cardiovascular Disease; Metabolism; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Research Lab; Signal

Praveen Arany

Oral Biology

Low dose Biophotonics Therapy; Stem cells in regenerative medicine; TGF beta Biology

Joe Balthasar

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Utilization of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analyses and mathematical modeling to guide the discovery and development of new immunotherapies for cancer and autoimmunity

Sathy Balu Iyer

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Immunotherapy: Develop lipid mediated tolerance strategies to overcome unwanted immune responses (protein and antibody therapeutics, allergies, autoimmune conditions and gene therapy)
Protein delivery and immunotherapy: Adopts an interdisciplinary approach of biophysics/bioengineering, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic and immunology.
Protein formulation: Physicochemical and analytical methods of assessing protein structure, function, and stability in developing improved dosage forms

Sreyasee Das Bhattacharjee

Computer Science and Engineering

Abstract image representing human mind and numbers; Databases and Data Science; Human-Computer Interaction

Sabrina Casucci

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Health information technology and informatics, healthcare systems modeling, design and evaluation of healthcare interventions on patient and organizational outcomes, process and product quality improvement, simulation modeling and applications

Lora Cavuoto

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Physical ergonomics, biomechanics, occupational safety and health, workplace wellness, designing workplace accommodations for the obese and older populations

Huei-Yen "Winnie" Chen

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Human-Machine Interactions, Cognitive Engineering, Driver Behavior and Safety, Human Factors in Healthcare

Chong Cheng

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Biodegradable functional polymers and nanostructures, new drug delivery systems, synthetic materials for tissue engineering.

Meg Deangelis


Ascertainment and recruitment of human populations, neuroscience, genetics, ophthalmology, epidemiology, statistical genetics and molecular biology.

Mark Ehrensberger

Biomedical Engineering

Applied orthopedic biomechanics, Corrosion and biocompatibility of metallic orthopedic biomaterials

Ashlee N. Ford Versypt

Chemical and Biological Engineering

To develop multiscale mathematical and computational models to enhance understanding of the mechanisms governing tissue remodeling and damage as a result of diseases and infections and to simulate the treatment of those conditions to improve human health.

Mingchen Gao

Computer Science and Engineering

Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Human-Computer Interaction, Mobile Computing

Johannes Hachmann

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Computational chemistry and materials science; virtual high-throughput and Big Data; machine learning; electronic structure theory and methods; quantum effects in catalysis and materials; rational design

Emily Hammond

Engineering Education

Investigation of low-dose computed tomography protocols and their effect on quantitative lung assessment and imaging processing algorithm development for longitudinal analysis of solid tumors.

Susan Zonglu Hua

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Bioengineering; Materials

Amy Jacobs.

Amy Jacobs

Microbiology and Immunology

Runs BSL3 Lab Facility; Microbial Pathogenesis; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Protein Function and Structure; Viral Pathogenesis; Virology

Jiyeon Kang

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Bioengineering, Rehabilitation Robotics, Prosthetic Devices, Cable-Actuated Mechanisms, Intelligent Wheelchairs

Eleni A. Kyriakidou

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Rational design of new catalytic materials with controlled nanostructures and investigating the relationship between size/structure and composition of nanoparticles and their catalytic activity with the purpose of optimizing nanoscale formulations that have superior reactivity.

Haiqing Lin

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Biodegradable functional polymers and nanostructures, new drug delivery systems, synthetic materials for tissue engineering.

Jon Lovell

Biomedical Engineering

Development of nanomedicine approaches to meet unmet needs in treating, diagnosing or preventing disease; Nanomedicine; Phototherapy

Monica Lupion

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Innovation aspects of energy and environment; energy policy; CCS techno-economic evaluation; analysis of legal and regulatory frameworks; policy and financial instruments

Hui Meng

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Bioengineering; Fluid and Thermal Sciences

Viviana Monje-Galvan

Chemical and Biological Engineering

To characterize lipid-lipid and lipid-protein interactions that are relevant for lipid regulation and cell signaling processes in cancer and liver disease.

Ifeoma Nwogu

Computer Science and Engineering

Modeling and Prediction of Human Behavior

James M. O’Donell

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Relationship between the neurochemical and behavioral effects of drugs, primarily those used to treat neuropsychiatric illnesses. This work includes the study of noradrenergic mechanisms in the actions of antidepressant drugs and of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases as potential targets for novel antidepressant, anxiolytic, and memory‐enhancing drugs.

Kwang Oh

Electrical Engineering

LOC (lab-on-a-chip); MicroTAS (Micro Total Analysis Systems); BioMEMS (Bio Micro Electro Mechanical Systems); SANS (Sample-to-Answer Nano/microfluidic Systems); nanobiosensors for bio/chemical/environmental applications; world-to-chip interfacing and packaging; single cell manipulation, sorting, and detection; microvalves; micropumps; microfluidic

Jun Qu

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Targeted quantification of regulatory, marker proteins for clinical study, using highly-sensitive nano-LC/SRM-based methods. A number of key analytical advances have been developed in his laboratory, which greatly enhance the proteomic coverage, sensitivity and throughput for proteomic research.
Proteomics: i) high-resolution and large-scale expression profiling of pathological proteomes (e.g. for cardiovascular diseases, colon cancer and infectious diseases) for the discovery of disease/therapeutic biomarkers using gel-free LC/MS methods; ii) Sensitive identification, localization and quantification of post-translational modifications in complex proteomes; Here, novel anti-PTM-peptide capture procedures, and alternating collision induced dissociation /electron transferring dissociation methods are employed to obtain abundant PTM information.

Javid Rzayev


Polymer and organic materials chemistry: synthesis of advanced polymer structures, self-assembly and nanomaterial fabrication for biological and electronic applications.

Adnan Siddiqui


Neurological Surgery, Neuroradiology, Aneurysm, Stroke, Thrombectomy, Cancer, Neurovascular Imaging, Neurovascular Surgery, Vascular

Letitia Thomas

Engineering and Applied Sciences

STEM education; social justice; social problems; sociology of education, race & ethnic relations, social networks & social capital; qualitative research methods; social media

Thomas Thundat

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Novel physical, chemical, and biological detection using micro and nano mechanical sensors and electrical power delivery using the single wire concept

Albert Titus

Biomedical Engineering

Analog VLSI Design; silicon-based neuromorphic visual processing systems; neural networks; electronic routing and packaging design; electron beam lithography; sensors; optoelectronics

Marina Tsianou

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Molecular recognition, crystallization, self-assembly, interfacial phenomena, biomimetics, formulations. Materials: polymers (polyelectrolytes, biopolymers, associating polymers, block copolymers), surfactants, biomaterials, supramolecules, dyes, colloidal particles, crystals, cosolvents. Techniques: rheology, small-angle X-ray (SAXS) and neutron (SANS) scattering, static and dynamic light scattering, UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, conductivity, vapor pressure osmometry (VPO), surface free energy, electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (ESCA), atomic force microscopy (AFM). Broad impact: products and processes that improve the quality of life (health, environment).

Yun Wu

Biomedical Engineering

Engineering principles and design concepts to develop novel therapeutics and diagnostics (theranostics) for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and other deadly diseases.

Jun Xia

Biomedical Engineering

Optical and ultrasonic imaging techniques to meet needs in cancer and neurological research; Sensors, Medical Imaging, Photoacoustics

Leslie (Lei) Ying

biomedical engineering

Compressed sensing; magnetic resonance imaging; image reconstruction

Joseph Zambon

Periodontics and Endodontics

Microbiology, Oral Biology, Periodontics