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
L. Nelson Hopkins MD

L. Nelson Hopkins MD

Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology

  • Endovascular neurosurgery and catheter-based vascular interventions
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
Elad Levy MD

Elad Levy MD

Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery

  • Cerebrovascular disease and concussions
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
David Poulsen PhD

David Poulsen PhD

Professor of Translational Neuroscience

  • Gene therapy for neurological disorders
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
Adnan Siddiqui MD PhD

Adnan Siddiqui MD PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery

  • Endovascular neurosurgery and new therapies for cerebrovascular disorders
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
Kristina Seiffert MD

Kristina Seiffert MD

Research Assistant Professor of Dermatology

  • Autoimmune disorders and neuroimmunology of the skin
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
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
Robert Zivadinov MD PhD

Robert Zivadinov MD PhD

Professor of Neurology
Director, CTRC MRI Imaging

  • Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of neurological disorders

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.
Stanley  Fernandez MD PhD

Stanley Fernandez MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Sympathetic nerve function and imaging in ischemic heart disease
Saurabh Malhotra MD MPH

Saurabh Malhotra MD MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Nuclear cardiology and PET/CT
Umesh Sharma MD, PhD

Umesh Sharma MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

  • Advanced cardiac imaging
Gen Suzuki MD PhD

Gen Suzuki MD PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

  • Cardiac stem cell research