- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
The Biochemistry core curriculum provides a comprehensive learning environment through the combination of didactic lecture, analysis and discussion of the scientific literature, and hands-on research training. Fundamentals of Biochemistry are taught in a didactic lecture based course (BCH 403) containing approximately 200 students from several programs. The remainder of the core curriculum includes (i) literature based discussion courses (20-25 students) that emphasize reading, analyzing, writing and discussion of advanced topics in modern biochemistry (BCH 401, BCH 404, BCH 405 and BCH 407) and (ii) three semesters of hands-on research training in a faculty member’s laboratory (BCH 498, see Experiential Learning).
About Our Facilities
UB’s new downtown Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences features:
- Eight floors; 628,000 square feet
- Interior seven-story glass atrium, terra-cotta and glass rain screen façade
- State-of-the art laboratory space
- Built-in NFTA-Metro rail station for convenient public access
Research conducted in faculty laboratories utilizes cutting-edge technologies and equipment. State of the art core research facilities within the department include a Proteomics Core (MALDI-TOF Mass Spec, 2D-Differential Gel Electrophoresis) and a Molecular Interactions Suite (Biacore SPR Instrument, Isothermal Calorimeter). Students also have access to core facilities located throughout UB to support their research that include a Confocal Microscopy Core (confocal microscopes, laser dissection, flow cytometry, molecular imaging, real‐time PCR), Microarray and Affymetrix Cores, and a Transgenic Mouse Core (at Roswell Park Cancer Center).
About Our Faculty
The Department of Biochemistry presently has 21 full-time faculty that includes 12 Professors (two of which are SUNY Distinguished Professors), 5 Associate Professors and 3 Assistant Professors. In addition, we have a total of 15 research track and secondary appointees and two emeritus SUNY Distinguished Professors. Biochemistry faculty hold important leadership positions at the School and University levels and are actively involved in cutting-edge research, teaching, editorial boards, study sections and invited talks at National/International meetings, universities and research institutes.
Recent faculty achievements include Laura Feltri receiving the Exceptional Scholar Program Sustained Achievement Award, Norma Nowak receiving the JSMBS Distinguished Biomedical Alumni Award and Mark O’Brian receiving the Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Biochemistry department website for additional information about our faculty.