Joe Balthasar is the Executive Director, Research Initiatives.
As the Executive Director of Research Initiatives, Joe Balthasar will manage the Buffalo Blue Sky program, administer Research and Economic Development internal funding programs, lead multi-disciplinary teaming initiatives and coordinate UB’s limited submissions. Joe currently directs UB’s Center for Protein Therapeutics, which focuses on the utilization of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics analyses and mathematical modeling to guide the discovery and development of new immunotherapies for cancer and autoimmunity treatments. After earning both his BA and PhD from UB, he joined the faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutics in 1996. Today he is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.