Members & Collaborators

Director: Rosemary Rochford, PhD

  • Jing An, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Therapeutic strategies targeting cancer stem cells; three dimensional authentic-tissue-mimicking drug screening systems; combined structure-based and ligand-based drug design and development approaches for G-protein coupled receptors (CXCR4 & CCR5) and gene transcriptional regulators (beta-catenin and TCFs).

  • Alicia Bair, MD
    Assistant Professor
  • Jiri Bem, MD
    Associate Professor
  • Edward Berry, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Biological energy transduction by membrane protein complexes, with emphasis on oxidative phosphorylation and photosynthesis.
  • Jeffrey Bogart, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:
    • Lung and prostate cancer
    • Clinical investigations through cooperative clinical trials
    • Chair: CALGB Radiation Oncology Committee
  • Gennady Bratslavsky, MD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:
    • Molecular imaging of prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer
    • Progression of prostate and kidney cancer
    • Biomarkers, circulating tumor cells (CTCs)
  • Jayne Charlamb, MD, FACP, IBCLC
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Breastfeeding Medicine and Benign Breast Disease

  • Lawrence Chin, MD
    Professor and Chair
  • Donald Cibula, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Health disparities, health-related behaviors and analysis of geospatial variation in health outcomes for populations

  • Robert Cooney, MD
    Professor and Chair
  • Robert Corona, DO,MBA,FCAP,FASCP
    Professor and Chair
  • Michael Cosgrove, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Epigenetic regulation of chromatin, Mixed Lineage Leukemia, structural biology, enzymology.

  • Timothy Damron, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Radioprotectant strategies: pediatric growth plate. Treatment of Fractures in Pathology Bone, Reconstructive Alternatives: Limb-Sparing Sarcoma Surgery, Genetics of Pagetoid Osteosarcoma
  • Ola El-Zammar, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Thoracic oncology and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Joyce Farah, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Dr. Farah is responsible for overseeing clinical research trials pertaining to the field of dermatology.

  • Wenyi Feng, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Chromosomal DNA replication origins (location, timing and regulation), replication fork integrity and checkpoint regulation, genomic instability and chromosome fragility in both the yeast and human genome
  • Teresa Gentile, MD, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, Hematologic Malignancies
  • Debashis Ghosh, MSc, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Structure and function of enzymes in estrogen and androgen biosynthesis; rational design of enzyme modulators in hormonal breast and prostate cancers; characterization of interphotoreceptor retinol binding proteins.
  • Stephen Graziano, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Participation in Cancer and Leukemia Group B with  J. Bogart, L. Kohman, S. Lemke, J. Wright, B. Poiesz, K. Zamkoff, S. Grethlein and T. Coyle.
  • Marvin Heyboer, MD, FACEP, FUHM, FACCWS
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Hyperbaric Medicine
    Wound Healing
  • George Holz, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Drug development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Ying Huang, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Oncogenic signaling in cellular transformation and apoptosis; tumor suppressor genes.
  • Sandra Hudson, PhD
    Assistant Professor
  • Huaiyu Hu, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Molecular studies of brain malformations.
  • Robert Hutchison, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Pathobiology of malignant lymphomas
  • Mohammed Jawed, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Chemoembolization

    Uterine Fibroid Embolization

  • Patricia Kane, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests: Vacuolar H+ATPases (structure, function, assembly and regulation), cellular pH homeostasis, cellular stress responses, protein sorting, genomics, yeast as a model system
  • Mitchell Karmel, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

     Computed Tomographic Angiography, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Interventional Oncology, Hypertension

     

  • William Kerr, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Transplant immunology and stem cell biology.
  • Leslie Kohman, MD, FACS
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests: All aspects of thoracic oncology and lung cancer. Clinical trials in solid organ cancers.
  • Mira Krendel, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Physiological functions of myosin motors and their roles in diabetic kidney disease and cancer
  • David Lehmann, MD, PharmD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Effect of drug metabolism on adverse drug reactions
  • Sheila Lemke, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical trials in Breast Cancer

  • Stewart Loh, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Protein engineering, design, and folding

  • Hong Lu, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Gene regulation during liver development and carcinogenesis

    Drug metabolism, liver protection, cancer chemoprevention, and cancer therapy

  • Juntao Luo, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Nanomedicine, drug delivery, cancer imaging and cancer treatment; gene delivery and gene therapy, protein/peptide delivery. biomaterials in tissue engineering; combinatorial chemistry and drug discovery; High throughput screening; microarrays. 

  • Kristopher Maier, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Vascular disease, Vascular Complications in Diabetes, Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Intracellular Signaling

  • Kenneth Mann, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Micro-mechanics of implant interfaces; damage evolution of joint replacements and biomaterials; in vivo models of tumor osteolysis and prediction of fracture risk; general orthopedic biomechanics.
  • Bryan Margulies, MS, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:
    • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Biology
    • Cell Migration and Cell Fate Choices
    • Endochondral Bone Growth
    • Orthopedic Tumor
  • William Marx, DO
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Trauma; GERD; hernias; gallbladder disease; liver tumors; colon cancer; pancreatitis; stomach cancer; pancreas cancer

  • Mary McGrath, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Brain Imaging

    Thyroid Disease

    PET Imaging

  • Jennifer Moffat, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Varicella zoster pathogenesis.
  • Golam Mohi, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
    Stem cell biology, cell signaling, hematopoiesis and blood cancer 
  • Christopher Morley, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Health Disparities, Medical Sociology, Med Education, Ethics, Research Methods, Behavioral Health, Genetics

  • Megan Oest, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Orthopedic tissue engineering; angiogenesis & graft/implant viability; fetal basis of adult disease; intrauterine stem cell programming.
  • Nathaniel Ordway, MS, PE
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Clinical and experimental spine biomechanics; Motion analysis and functional assessment

  • Arkadii Perzov, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Biophysical mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias; fluorescence imaging.
  • Francesca Pignoni, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:
    Neurogenesis; Retinal Progenitor Cells Specification and Proliferation; Genetic Control of Stem Cell Identity and Maintenance; Disease Genes Analysis in Drosophila
  • Bernard Poiesz, MD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Detection, quantification, and characterization of human retro-viruses, testing of antiviral compounds; understanding the biology of sarcomeric protiens.
  • Dawn Post, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Cancer treatments. My lab is currently investigating two different cancer therapy approaches: (1) oncolytic viruses and (2) inhibitors of the EGFR/Her pathway.

  • David Pruyne, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Biochemistry and cell biology of formins as actin cytoskeleton organizers, using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system.
  • Rosemary Rochford, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Etiology of viral-associated malignancies, gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis.
  • Paula Rosenbaum, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Pediatric and adult cancers, woman's health, and the role of environmental exposures in reproductive health, endocrine diseases and immunologic disorders, including allergies and asthma.
  • Mark Schmitt, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Ribonucleoprotein assembly and biogenesis; mitochondrial RNA import, mRNA degradation, cell cycle control
  • Rahul Seth, DO
    Assistant Professor
  • M Saeed Sheikh, MD, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Apoptotic signal transduction and cancer biology.
  • Allen Silverstone, PhD
    Project Support Specialist
    Research Interests: How dioxins and estrogens and estrogenic compounds affect the immune system.
  • Jody Sima, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Late Effects of Childhood Cancer

    Primary care and cancer survivorship

  • Vladimir Sirotkin, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests: Mechanisms of the actin cytoskeleton assembly and role of myosin-1 during endocytosis in fission yeast.
  • Telisa Stewart, DrPH
    Assistant Professor
  • Christopher Turner, PhD
    Distinguished Professor
    Research Interests: Regulation of cell migration by focal adhesion adapter proteins and their role in cancer cell metastasis.
  • Neerja Vajpayee, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Non-hodgkin lymphoma
  • Richard Veenstra, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests: Regulation of connexin-specific-gap-junctions; gap junction channel biophysics.
  • Ching Wang, PhD
    Emeritus
  • Dongliang Wang, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Statistical genetics, clinical trials, nonparametric statistics, bootstrap methods, survival analysis.  

  • Guirong Wang, PhD
    Associate Professor
  • Stephan Wilkens, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Structure and Mechanism of Membrane Bound Transport Proteins
  • Richard JH Wojcikiewicz, PhD
    Professor and Interim Chair
    Research Interests:

    Intracellular signaling via InsP3 receptors and their regulation by the ubiquitin/proteasome pathway and Bcl-2 family proteins.

  • Shengle Zhang, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests: Molecular Oncology and its clinical application.

Emeritus Faculty

Syracuse University

Cornell University

Clarkson University

SUNY Binghamton University

SUNY Buffalo State College

SUNY ESF

SUNY Downstate University

Wadsworth Center

Technion—Israel Institute of Technology

  • Yuval Shaked, Ph.D.
    Senior Lecturer
    Molecular Pharmacology

Veterans Hospital, Syracuse

  • William Marx, DO, FACS
    Chief of Staff
    Veterans Hospital

School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo

Other Organizations

  • Ben-Zion Levi, Ph.D.
    Professor, Faculty Dean
    Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering
    Technion—Israel Institute of Technology
    Haifa, Israel
  • Cheng-Chang Lu, Ph.D.
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Tak-Wah Wong, Ph.D.
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Li-Wha Wu, Ph.D.
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan