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Neuroscience Research Opportunities at UB


R. Gronostajski, Ph.D. Regulation of brain and muscle development by Nuclear Factor I transcription factor; Stem cells Cnt of Excellence
G. Popescu, Ph.D. Regulation of glutamate receptors Jacobs School

Communicative Disorders and Sciences

R. Salvi, Ph.D. Regeneration of auditory hair cells; recovery after acoustic trauma; aging in the auditory system; functional neuroanatomy of tinnitus; acquired hearing loss Cary Hall
G. Seigel, Ph.D. Studies involve: Reversible differentiation of cancer stem cells in retinoblastoma, tumor initiating cells in retinoblastoma, the physical basis of the progression of metastatic cancer. Cary Hall


E. Bednarczyk, Pharm.D. Functional imaging of brain; migraine Parker Hall
R. Benedict, Ph.D. Functional brain imaging related to auditory attention; assessment of neuropsychological handicaps in Multiple Sclerosis; neuropsychological assessment BGH
S. Block, M.D. Sleep Disorders
M. Cohen, M.D. Tumors of nervous system WCHB
J. Cox, Ph.D. Functional MRI Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center
F. Genco, M.D. Treatment assessment for epilepsy, headache, and stroke; neuropharmacology
P. Kinkel, M.D. Treatment and outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis
T. Langan, M.D. Control of cell cycle in glial cells WCHB
D. Lichter, M.D. Movement disorders BGH
N. Lincoff, M.D. Neuro-ophthamology BGH
L. Mechtler, M.D. Brain metastasis Dent Neurol. Inst.
R. Miletich, M.D., Ph.D. PET in neurological disorders
M. Paroski, M.D. Neurology BGH
D. Rifkin, M.D. Breathing disturbances and neurological disorders; sleep apnea
D. Shucard, Ph.D. Sexual differentiation of brain function; development of cognitive processes Sherman Hall
J. Shucard, Ph.D. Neurocognitive indices of attention; correlates of cognitive deficits in lupus Sherman Hall
N. Silvestri, M.D. Peripheral neuropathies, Myastehnia Gravis, neuromuscular disorders BGH
A. Weinstock, M.D. Seizures and epilepsy WCHB
B. Weinstock-Gutman, M.D. Diagnosis and treatment of MS BGH
R. Zivadinov, M.D., Ph.D. Quantitative and functional MRI of neurodegenerative and other neurological disorders Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center


L. Gutterman, M.D., Ph.D. Development of endovascular neurosurgical techniques in the treatment of stroke and cerebral aneurysms Buffalo Neurosurgery Group
Elad Levy, M.D. Minimally-invasive neurosurgery, cerebral blood flow, endovascular therapy in MS Buffalo General
D. Moreland, M.D. Gamma knife applications to tumor treatment Buffalo Neurosurgery Group
R. Plunkett, M.D. Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's disease RPCI

Nuclear Medicine

J. Baker, Ph.D. Neuroimaging of vascular dementia Parker Hall
H. Abdel-Nabi, M.D., Ph.D. Cerebral metabolism assessment during cognitive deline Parker Hall


S. Fliesler, Ph.D. Studies focus on retinal degenerations caused by metabolic defects, particularly dyslipidemias involving defective cholesterol metabolism, using pharmacological and transgenic animal models. VA Hospital
Xiuqian Mu, Ph.D. How gene expression controls the specification and differentiation of retinal ganglion cells from multi-potent progenitor cells. VA Hospital
S. Patel, MD, Ph.D. As a specialist in cornea and external diseases of the eye, I treat a wide range of eye problems and perform a variety of surgical procedures including corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, conjunctival tumor surgery, and transplantation of the artificial cornea when standard corneal transplantation has failed. VA Hospital

Pathology and Anatomical Sciences

M. Stachowiak, Ph.D. Molecular mechanisms of gene expression in neural cells; Gene therapies for neurodegenerative and neoplastic CNS diseases using viral and nonviral gene delivery vectors Jacobs School

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

A. Bhattacharjee, Ph.D.
Role of potassium channels in regulation of neuronal activity Jacobs School
M. Dubocovich, Ph.D.
Role of melatonin receptors in treatment of circadian sleep disorders, depression, and cancer Jacobs School
A. Edelman, Ph.D.
Role of protein phosphorylation in mechanisms of action of hormones and neurotransmitters; characterization of protein kinases in brain and other tissues; calcium ion in cellular function Jacobs School
S. Halverson, Ph.D.
Trophic factor and cytokine influences on neuronal development, especially synaptogenesis Jacobs School
R. Rabin, Ph.D.
Action of drugs on neurotranmitter receptors and signal transduction pathways; Mechanisms of action ofdrugs of abuse with emphasis on alcohol and hallucinogens; Mechanism for neurotoxicity of ethanol Jacobs School
F. Sim, Ph.D.
Identification of glial progenitor cells in adult CNS and the potential for remyelination Jacobs School
S. Singh, Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms underlying regulation of calcium and potassium channels - using electrophysiological, molecular, genetic, pharmacological and imaging techniques Jacobs School
J. Winter, Ph.D.
Behavioral pharmacology of psychoactive drugs Sherman Hall

Physiology and Biophysics

A. Auerbach, Ph.D.
Mechanisms of acetylcholine receptor action Cary Hall
J. Baizer, Ph.D.
Relationship between handedness, language lateralization, and immunocytochemical localization in human brain; Compartmental organization of vestubular nuclei Cary Hall
J. Feng, Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease; function and role of the protein Parkin in Parkinson's disease Jacobs School
F. Qin, Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms of heat gated ion channels Cary Hall
M. Slaughter, Ph.D.
Regulation of synaptic transmission; Analysis of neurotransmitter-receptor mechanisms; Analysis of retinal pathology using field potentials BRB
S. Udin, Ph.D.
Development and physiology of the visual system BRB
Z. Yan, Ph.D.
Physiological basis of changes in frontal lobe function underlying psychiatric disorders Jacobs School


S. Dubovsky, Ph.D. Application of neuroimaging to psychiatric diagnosis; treatment of anxiety and mood disorders ECMC
K. Griswold. M.D. Diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder
B. Willer, Ph.D. Diagnosis and treatment of concussion and traumatic brain injury Farber Hall

School of Public Health

K. Personius, Ph.D. Influence of neuronal activity on synaptic connections Farber Hall