Investigators in the CTRC

The following faculty have translational research programs in the CTRC. See the “Full Bio” links for full faculty profiles and a description of their work.
Jessy Alexander PhD

Jessy Alexander PhD

Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology

  • Innate and adaptive immune system in health and disease
Carroll (Mac) Harmon MD PhD

Carroll (Mac) Harmon MD PhD

Chair and Professor of Pediatric Surgery
Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery

  • Adolescent obesity and adipocyte biology
Mark Hicar MD PhD

Mark Hicar MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

  • Human antibodies to HIV and cytomegalovirus
James Jarvis MD

James Jarvis MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

  • Genetic mechanisms in the therapy of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Child health issues in indigenous populations
Supriya Mahajan PhD

Supriya Mahajan PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology

  • Systems biology approaches to HIV-1 disease progression and nanotherapeutics.
Manoj Mammen MD

Manoj Mammen MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

  • Pathophysiology and novel therapies for lung disease
Timothy F. Murphy MD

Timothy F. Murphy MD

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Division of Infectious Diseases

  • Mechanisms of pathogenesis and vaccine development for respiratory tract bacterial pathogens
Richard Quigg Jr. MD

Richard Quigg Jr. MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology

  • Mechanisms of immunologically mediated kidney diseases.
Jessica Reynolds PhD

Jessica Reynolds PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology

  • Immunological aspects of HIV disease and development of therapeutic delivery systems
Animesh Sinha MD PhD

Animesh Sinha MD PhD

Professor and Chair, Department Dermatology

  • Immunological tolerance and autoimmunity
Stanley Schwartz MD PhD

Stanley Schwartz MD PhD

UB Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology

  • Pathogenesis of HIV encephalopathy. Role of angiogenesis in cancer mechanisms
Ferdinand Schweser PhD

Ferdinand Schweser PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • MRI for clinical and preclinical neuroimaging
Kinga Szigeti MD PhD

Kinga Szigeti MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

  • Genetic mechanisms in Alzheimer’s Disease and memory disorders
Andrew Talal MD MPH

Andrew Talal MD MPH

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

  • Development of novel therapies for hepatitis C and other hepatic disorders.
Bruce Troen MD

Bruce Troen MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care

  • Skeletal health and osteoporosis in the elderly
  • Vitamin D impacts during aging
  • Longevity and aging mechanisms

Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center

Daniel Bednarek PhD

Daniel Bednarek PhD

Professor of Radiology

  • Development of limited-field-of-view, high resolution real-time imaging detectors.
Hui Meng PhD

Hui Meng PhD

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Hemodynamics, vascular biomechanics, advanced laser flow diagnostics, computational fluid dynamics.
Stephen Rudin PhD

Stephen Rudin PhD

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Radiology
Director, Division of Radiation Physics

  • New approaches to medical diagnostic and interventional imaging.

Cardiovascular Research Group

John Canty Jr.  MD

John Canty Jr. MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Translational cardiovascular research and noninvasive cardiology.
Thomas Cimato MD PhD

Thomas Cimato MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Development of novel therapies for cardiomyopathy.
James Fallavollita MD

James Fallavollita MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Myocardial responses and adaptations to chronic ischemia.