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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.


Ciprian Ionita

Dr. Ionita is assistant professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Neurosurgery and director of the Endovascular Devices and Imaging lab at UB's Canon Stroke & Vascular Research Center. His research focuses on improvement of endovascular image guided interventions and encompasses three major components: medical imaging, computer programming and endovascular device development. 


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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

Glenna Bett

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Biomedical Imaging; Cardiac pharmacology; Drug Development; Drug Discovery; Electrophysiology; Ion channel kinetics and structure; Ion Transport; Membrane Biophysics; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular Basis of Disease; Neurobiology; Neuroscience; Stem Cells; Translational Research

Sreyasee Das Bhattacharjee

Computer Science and Engineering

Computer vision; machine learning; multimodal data analytics; pattern recognition; large-scale visual search and mining; big data analytics

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.

Jason M. Davies.

Jason M. Davies


Bioinformatics tools to advance personalized medicine; improve quantity and quality of data for medical research; lower barriers to entry for clinicians; advanced machine learning and data analytic methods

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.

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

Ciprian Ionita

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Imaging; Cardiovascular Disease; Diagnostic Radiology; Image Processing and Analysis; Imaging Informatics; Neurosurgery; Radiological Physics; Vascular and Interventional Radiology; Vision science

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

Heterogeneous catalysis; nanoparticle synthesis and surface science, and the application of such catalysts to environmental processes

Haiqing Lin

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Novel membrane materials for CO₂ capture from flue gas and syngas; antifouling membranes for water purification; understanding of polymer structure/property correlations in thin films

Jon Lovell

Biomedical Engineering

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

Thmoas Melendy.

Thomas Melendy

Microbiology and Immunology

DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair; Drug Discovery; Emergent Pathogens; Genome Integrity; Infectious Disease; Microbiology; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Molecular genetics; Virology

Hui Meng

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Biomedical engineering; hemodynamics and vascular biomechanics; advanced laser flow diagnostics; computational fluid dynamics

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.

Janet Morrow.

Janet Morrow


Bioinorganic chemistry: Magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents based on iron, cobalt or nickel; bimodal (fluorescent) probes; ligand synthesis, self-assembled multinuclear iron complexes for imaging and drug delivery; yeast cell labeling with inorganic complexes

Timothy Murphy.

Timothy Murphy


Bacterial infection in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Haemophilus influenzae pathogenesis; Microbial pathogenesis within the respiratory tract; Moraxella catarrhalis pathogenesis; Vaccine development

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

High-resolution and large-scale expression profiling of pathological proteomes;

Randall Rasmusson

Physiology and Biophysics

Biomedical Engineering; Biophysical Modeling; Computational Biology; Drug Development; Drug Discovery; Electrophysiology; Ion channel kinetics and structure; Ion Transport; Membrane Biophysics; Membrane Transport (Ion Transport); Neuroscience; Stem Cells

Javid Rzayev


Polymer and organic materials chemistry: synthesis of multicomponent polymers, self-assembly and nanomaterials, chemical upcycling of polymers

Ram Samudrala

Biomedical Informatics

Artificial Intelligence; Bioinformatics; Biomedical Informatics; Biophysical Modeling; Computational Biology; Computational Chemistry; Computational Drug Discovery; Drug Design; Drug Development; Drug Discovery; Genomics and proteomics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Nanotechnology; Protein Folding; Protein Function and Structure; Proteomics; Structural Biology; Translational Research

Adnan Siddiqui


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

Animesh A. Sinha.

Animesh A. Sinha


Autoimmunity; Dermatology; Gene Expression; Genomics and proteomics; Immunology

Robert M. Straubinger.

Robert M. Straubinger

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Biophysical investigations of the pharmaceutical properties of drug carrier complexes; pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analysis to probe mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of drug carriers; proteomic analysis based on liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry; drug-mediated interdiction of specific of tumor-stromal interactions to modulate tumor vascular permeability and antibody/drug carrier deposition in tumors

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

Bio-Inspired Analog Visual Systems; Bioinstrumentation; Integrated Sensors; Neuromorphic Visual Processing Systems

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