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Assistant Professor for Department of Mechanical Engineering
Office: 406 Hopeman Hall
Phone: (585) 276-7170
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Research Interests
  • Nonlinear coupling between processes and structures in large-scale oceanic flows
  • Implosion hydrodynamics, instabilities, and mixing that arise in laser driven plasmas
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Professor; Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Office: 4311 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 273-5526
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Research Interests
  • Macromolecular Self-assembly
  • Associative & Functional Polymers
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Interfacial Phenomena
  • Optoelectronic Materials
  • Vapor Deposition Polymerization

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Karen Berger PhD
Assistant Professor of Instruction for Earth and Environmental Sciences; Co-Chair for University Council on Sustainability
Office: 202 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7611
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Robert L. McCrory Professor, The Laboratory for Laser Energetics; Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Professor, Physics and Astronomy; Director, Fusion Science Center of Extreme States of Matter and Fast Ignition; Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Office: 212 Hopeman Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5479
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Research Interests
  • Thermonuclear plasmas
  • Controlled thermonuclear fusion
  • Magnetic and inertial confinement fusion
  • High-energy-density physics
Robert K. Boeckman Jr.
Boeckman, Robert K., Jr.
Professor for Chemistry
Office: 451 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4229
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Chiara Borelli PhD
Postdoctoral Associate for Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 202 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7884
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Research Interests
  • Investigation of stable isotopes and trace elements in foraminifera
  • Inorganic carbonates from natural samples and experimental (culturing) studies
Kara Bren
Bren, Kara L.
Professor for Chemistry
Office: 448 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4335
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Research Interests
  • Bioinorganic and biophysical chemistry
Thomas G. Brown
Professor of Optics
Office: 516 Goergen Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7816
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Research Interests
  • Optoelectronics

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Deborah Cory-Slechta
Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-7060
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Research Interests
  • Environmental neurotoxicants as risk factors for behavioral disorders and neurodegenerative diseases
Randall Curren
Professor of Philosophy; Chair of the Department
Office: 532 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8112
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Research Interests
  • Ethics
  • Moral Psychology
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Ancient Philosophy

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Kristin Doughty PhD
Assistant Professor for Anthropology
Office: 437 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5155
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Research Interests
  • Environmental anthropology
  • Political and legal anthropology
  • Africa
  • Politics of energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Corporations
  • Violence and reconciliation
  • Transitional justice
  • Customary law

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Tracy H. Harris Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Office: B24 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5573
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Research Interests
  • photogeneration of hydrogen from water
  • luminescent square planar complexes and their incorporation into molecular assemblies for photoinduced charge separation
  • development of parahydrogen induced polarization for hydrogen addition reactions
  • luminescent gold and copper complexes for application in electroluminescent devices
  • design of new electrophilic catalysts for electrocyclizations and tandem organic transformations
Alison Elder
Associate Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-2324
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Research Interests
  • Toxicology of inhaled ultrafine particles and engineered nanomaterials

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Jacob Finkelstein
Finkelstein, Jacob N.
Professor for Pediatrics, Neonatology (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-5948
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Research Interests
  • Effects of inhaled particles
  • oxidant injury
  • late effects of radiation

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Carmala Garzione
Professor for Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 227 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-3042
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Research Interests
  • Stable Isotopes in Terrestrial Paleoenvironmental Studies
  • Interaction between Climate and Tectonics
  • Sedimentary Basin Evolution and Related Tectonic History of Mountain Belts
  • Geochemical and Petrologic Provenance Studies of Siliciclastic Sedimentary Rocks
Chunlei Guo
Professor of Optics
Office: 419 Wilmot Building
Phone: (585) 275-2134
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Research Interests
  • Laser-Matter Interactions
  • Ultrafast Phenomena
  • Surface Functionalization
  • Atomic & Molecular Physics

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Jill Halterman
Halterman, Jill S.
Professor for Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-8762
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Research Interests
  • Childhood asthma
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Professor; Primary: Senior Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Office: 250 East River Road
Phone: (585) 275-5850
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Research Interests
  • Cryogenic Properties of Solid Deuterium and Tritium
  • Thin-Film Deposition
  • Microfluidic Processes
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Hill, Elaine L.
Assistant Professor for Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-0165
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Research Interests
  • intersection of health, health policy, the environment and human capital formation
  • impacts of shale gas development on infant health in the US
Philip K Hopke PhD
Adjunct Professor for Public Health Sciences
Phone: (585) 276-3240
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Research Interests
  • Multivariate statistical methods for data analysis
  • Chemical characterization of ambient aerosol samples
  • Emissions and properties of solid biomass combustion systems
  • Characterization of source/receptor relationships for ambient air pollutants
  • Experimental studies of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and ion-induced nucleation
  • Indoor air quality
  • Exposure and risk assessment
  • characterization of woody biomass combustion systems and related fuels

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William Jones
Professor for Chemistry
Office: B26 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5493
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Research Interests
  • Mechanistic inorganic chemistry and catalysts
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Professor
Office: 4401 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4584
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Research Interests
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Conversion & Storage
  • Fuel Cells
  • Flow Batteries
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Green Energy
  • Microelectronic Processing
  • Copper Electrodeposition
  • Reaction-Diffusion Interactions
  • Scaling Theory
Todd Jusko
Assistant Professor for Public Health Sciences (SMD)
Phone: (585) 273-2849
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Research Interests
  • Environmental exposures and immune and neurodevelopmental outcomes in children

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Assistant Professor for Mechanical Engineering
Office: 218 Hopeman Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7769
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Research Interests
  • Mixing and transport in fluids
  • Liquid metal batteries
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Dynamical systems
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Associate Professor for Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 210 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4572
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Research Interests
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
Kathryn Knowles PhD
Assistant Professor for Chemistry
Office: 457 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0649
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Katrina Korfmacher
Korfmacher, Katrina Smith
Associate Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 273-4303
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Research Interests
  • The role of science and community engagement in environmental health policy
Todd Krauss
Professor for Department of Chemistry
Office: 465 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5093
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Research Interests
  • Nanoscale materials and their applications to solar energy

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Paige Lawrence
Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-8762
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Research Interests
  • Influence of environmental exposures on immune system development and function

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Ellen Matson PhD
Assistant Professor for Chemistry
Office: B45 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 276-7792
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David McCamant
Associate Professor for Chemistry
Office: B34 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 276-3122
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Research Interests
  • Ultrafast spectroscopy and photophysics
Gautam Mitra
Professor; Graduate Studies Director
Office: 208A Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5816
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Research Interests
  • Tectonic evolution of mountain belts
  • Finite strain and strain history analysis
  • Deformation mechanisms in rocks
Duncan T. Moore
Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Professor in Optical Engineering Science; Professor of Optics; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Business Administration in the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration
Office: 409A Goergen Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5248
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Research Interests
  • Optical Engineering
  • Lens Design & Manufacturing
  • Gradient-Index Optics
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Assistant Professor
Office: 4307  Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2355
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Research Interests
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Bio-Nanoscience
  • Electrochemistry
  • Energy Storage & Production
  • Biosensors
  • Chemistry at Interfaces
  • Materials Science
Lee T. Murray, PhD
Assistant Professor for Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 479 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2077
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Leila C. Nadir
Nadir, Leila C.
Lecturer for Arts & Sciences
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Research Interests
  • Sustainability
  • environmental philosophy and ethics
  • environmental art and studies
  • ecocriticism

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David Oakes
Oakes, David
Professor for Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-2405
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Research Interests
  • Toxicology of airborne environmental and occupational particles and nanoparticles
Guenter Oberdoerster
Oberdoerster, Guenter
Professor Emeritus for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-2405

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Research Interests
  • Toxicology of airborne environmental and occupational particles and nanoparticles

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Cary Peppermint
Peppermint, Cary
Assistant Professor
Phone: (585) 273-5994
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Assistant Professor for Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 228 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 276-6094
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Research Interests
  • Understanding natural and anthropogenic climate and environmental change, particularly from the perspective of atmospheric composition and chemistry.
Robert Poreda
Professor
Office: 224 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0051
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Research Interests
  • Professor Poreda's research focuses on novel applications of noble gas chemistry to the earth sciences, in seven diverse areas.
Marc Porosoff PhD
Assistant Professor for Chemical Engineering
Office: 4305 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 273-1348
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Research Interests
  • CO2 Reduction
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Catalyst Structure-Property Relationships
  • C1 Chemistry
  • Upgrading Light Alkanes

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Daniel Reichman
Associate Professor; Chair of Anthropology
Office: 439 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8737
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Research Interests
  • Globalization and trade; migration and transnationalism; food, development, and environment; coffee industry; Latin America; Honduras, Brazil
David Rich
Associate Professor for Public Health Sciences (SMD)
Phone: (585) 276-4119
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Research Interests
  • Cardiovascular, respiratory, and Perinatal/reproductive health effects of exposures to environmental agents
Lewis Rothberg
Professor for Chemistry
Office: 200 Hutchinson Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4725
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Research Interests
  • Organic electronics for lighting, display, solar energy conversion
Lawrence Rothenberg
Rothenberg, Larry
Professor for Political Science
Office: 108 Harkness Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4903
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Research Interests
  • Interest groups
  • Legislative politics
  • Environmental and public policy

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Greg Schmidt
Research Engineer; Moore Group
Office: 408 Goergen
Phone: (585) 275-8012
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Jessica Shang PhD
Assistant Professor for Mechanical Engineering
Office: 330 Hopeman
Phone: (585) 275-2730
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Research Interests
  • Wakes of ships and bluff bodies; vascular fluid mechanics
  • Fluid and solid mechanics: experimental fluid mechanics; vortex dynamics; wakes; biological flows; fluid-structure interactions
  • Biomechanics: computational fluid dynamics; cardiovascular flows; flexible bodies in fluid environments
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Associate Professor
Office: 4507 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 276-5434
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Research Interests
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Surface Patterning
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Interfacial Thermodynamics
Patricia Sime
Sime, Patricia J.
Professor for Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-4161
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Research Interests
  • Lung inflammation and therapeutics
  • smoke exposure
Martha Susiarjo PhD
Assistant Professor for Environmental Medicine
Office: 4-5530 URMC
Phone: (585) 273-4964
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Research Interests
  • Impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals on maternal-fetal health outcomes
  • Environmental exposure and DNA methylation changes
  • Imprinted genes and fetal/placental development
  • Effects of micronutrient supplementation on metabolic health

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Professor for Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Office: 227 Hutchison Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5713
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Research Interests
  • Paleomagnetism, Geomagnetism and Geodynamics, including rates of plate tectonic, hotspot and polar motion, mantle plume volcanism, long-term history of Earth's magnetic field (paleointensity, paleosecular variation and reversal frequency), origin of the geodynamo, inner core growth and magnetic shielding, decay of the modern dipole magnetic field and archeomagnetism
  • Cretaceous climate
  • Environmental magnetism
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Assistant Professor
Office: 4303 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5080
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Research Interests
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Solid State Lithium Batteries and Solid Electrolytes
  • Polymer Thin Films, Interfaces and Thin Film Synthesis & Characterization
  • Vacuum Deposition Techniques
Sally Thurston
Associate Professor for Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-2406
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Research Interests
  • Environmental and occupational health biostatistical methods

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Mark Utell
Utell, Mark J.
Professor for Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-8762
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Research Interests
  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary health effects of air pollution and other environmental/occupational toxicants

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Nick Vamivakas
Associate Professor of Quantum Optics & Quantum Physics
Office: 214 Wilmot Building
Phone: (585) 275-2089
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Research Interests
  • Quantum Optics
  • Quantum Physics
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Professor for Public Health Sciences, Environmental Medicine, Pediatrics and Dentistry
Office: 265 Crittenden Blvd.
Phone: (585) 275-1985
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Research Interests
  • The potential role of occupational and environmental exposures (primarily heavy metals and pesticides) in the development of cancer and neurological conditions in both children and adults

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Hui Wu
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: 416 CSB
Phone: (585) 275-2112
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Research Interests
  • High-speed electronics
  • RF and microwave integrated circuits
  • Wireless and wireline communication circuits and systems
  • Ultra-wideband radios
  • Silicon photonics
  • Electronic-photonic integrated circuits and systems
  • Photodetectors
  • High-performance clocking in microprocessors and SoCs
  • High-speed inter- and intra-chip interconnect
  • Nanoelectronics and spintronics circuits
Tom Weber PhD
Assistant Professor for Earth and Environmental Sciences
Office: 126 Hutchison Hall
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Research Interests
  • cycling of nutrients and trace metals in the ocean, which limit primary production and carbon uptake by phytoplankton
  • respiration of sinking organic matter, which sequesters carbon in the deep ocean for millennia
John H. Werren
Nathaniel & Helen Wisch Professor of Biology
Office: 306 Hutchison
Phone: (585) 275-3694
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Research Interests
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Microbial-host interactions with emphasis on Wolbachia in arthropods, genetics of speciation and evolution of development
  • Genetics, genomics and evolution of Parasitoids (e.g. Nasonia and relatives)
  • The role of "selfish" or "parasitic" DNA in evolution
Gary W. Wicks
Professor of Optics
Office: 109A Wilmot Building
Phone: (585) 275-4867
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Research Interests
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy
  • Semiconductor Optoelectronics
Jackie Williams
Williams, Jacqueline P.
Professor for Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-1687
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Research Interests
  • Nuclear power and radiation
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Professor
Office: 313A Gavett Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8499
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Research Interests
  • Biofuels
  • Systems Biology
  • Genomics
  • Transcriptional Network
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Fermentation
  • Biocatalysis
  • Bone Marrow Engineering
  • Lymphoid Tissue Engineering
  • Molecular Biology

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Professor; Scientist, Laboratory for Laser Energetics; Chair
Office: 4309 Wegmans Hall
Phone: (585) 273-2335
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Research Interests
  • Colloids & Interfaces
  • Fuel Cell Membranes
  • Crystallization
  • Microencapsulation
  • Particle Synthesis
  • Colloidal Stabilization

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Wojciech Zareba
Zareba, Wojciech
Professor for Medicine, Cardiology (SMD)
Phone: (585) 275-5391
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Research Interests
  • Electrophysiology
  • risk stratification of cardiac death and clinical usefulness of ECG parameters