Graduate Faculty

Scott Abrams, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Director, Graduate Studies, Department of Immunology
Cytotoxic T cells, myeloid-derived suppressors, apoptosis, tumor escape, immunotherapy

Joseph Barbi, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Member, Department of Immunology
Regulatory T cells, signaling pathways, immunotherapies, immune response

Xuefang Cao, MD, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Regulatory T cells, tumor immunity, immune tolerance, immunotherapy

Sharon S. Evans, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Lymphocyte trafficking, IL-6, thermal stress, adoptive T-cell transfer, cancer immuno- therapy

Sandra O. Gollnick, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Cell Stress Biology
Photodynamic therapy (PDT), cytokines, immunotherapy, inflammation

Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Lymphoma, Multiple myeloma, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology
Lymphoma/Myeloma Service
Department of Medicine

Bonnie Hylander, PhD
Affiliate Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Department of Immumology

Aimin Jiang, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Dendritic cells, tolerance, E-cadherin, beta-catenin, regulatory T cells

Danuta Kozbor, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Associate Member, Department of Immunology
Virotherapy of cancer, oncolytic vaccine for cancer, targeting of tumor-associated antigens

Joseph Lau, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology

Kelvin P. Lee, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Chair, Department of Immunology
Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology
Dendritic cells, plasma cells, myeloma, CD-28, myeloid-derived suppressor cells

William J. Magner, PhD
Associate Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Department of Immumology

Michael Nemeth, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Hematopoietic stem cells, leukemia stem cell, bone marrow transplantation, Wnt signaling

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Deputy Director
Chair, Department of Gynecologic Oncology
The M. Steven Piver Professor of Gynecologic Oncology
Executive Director, Center for Immunotherapy
Co-Leader, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Program

Scott Olejniczak, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Member
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Cell growth and proliferation, mRNA translation, microRNA function, Intracellular signaling, Cellular metabolism, Hematological malignancies

Elizabeth A. Repasky, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
The Dr. William Huebsch Professorship in Immunology
Immunotherapy, lymphocytes, cancer vaccines, heat shock proteins, hyperthermia, tumor antigens

Brahm Segal, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
NADPH oxidase, neutrophil, macrophage, Nrf-2

Ben K. Seon, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Angiogenesis, novel antigens, endoglin, CD231

Lee Ann Garrett Sinha, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor
B cell biology, signaling

Joseph Skitzki, MD
Associate Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Department of Surgical Oncology
Immunotherapies, melanoma, animal modeling, regional therapes, clinical translation
 
Ashwani K. Sood, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Breast tumor antigen identification, breast DNA microarrays, breast cancer prevention and therapy
 
Yasmin Thanavala, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Development and delivery of vaccines, hepatits B, C and HPV, oral vaccines, nanotechnology

James E. Thompson, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine
Myelodysaplastic syndrome, acute myeloid leukemia, immunosenescence, mitochondrial DNA mutations

Thomas B. Tomasi, MD, PhD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Epigenetic regulation, MHC Class II genes, chromatin structure, trophoblast cells
 
Eunice Wang, MD
Member, UB Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Immunology
Leukemia, tumor microenvironment, hypoxia, angiogenesis, vascular niche