University at Buffalo http://wamc.org en Dr. Kathryn Medler, University at Buffalo - Obesity and Tasting Sugar http://wamc.org/post/dr-kathryn-medler-university-buffalo-obesity-and-tasting-sugar <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kathryn Medler of the University at Buffalo explains why sweets can be experienced differently by people of different weights.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Kathryn Medler is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo. <a href="http://www.biology.buffalo.edu/dept/faculty/kmedler/kmedler.html">Her lab</a> seeks to understand how signaling mechanisms are regulated within taste cells and how this regulation impacts the generation of the stimulus signal to the brain.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 81964 at http://wamc.org Dr. Kathryn Medler, University at Buffalo - Obesity and Tasting Sugar Dr. Shermali Gunawardena, University at Buffalo - Neuronal Blockages and Alzheimers http://wamc.org/post/dr-shermali-gunawardena-university-buffalo-neuronal-blockages-and-alzheimers <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Shermali Gunawardena of the University of Buffalo explains how traffic moves along the neuronal highways in the brain.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />Shermali Gunawardena is an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University at Buffalo. Her research seeks to determine if the degeneration of neurons in Alzheimer&rsquo;s disease and Huntington&rsquo;s disease is related to a defect in neuronal transport systems.</p><p><a href="http://biology.buffalo.edu/Faculty/Gunawardena/gunawardena.html">About Dr. Gunawardena</a></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 74398 at http://wamc.org Dr. Shermali Gunawardena, University at Buffalo - Neuronal Blockages and Alzheimers Dr. Gerald Koudelka, University at Buffalo – Detecting Dangerous Bacteria http://wamc.org/post/dr-gerald-koudelka-university-buffalo-detecting-dangerous-bacteria <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gerald Koudelka of the University at Buffalo explains why some of the most dangerous strains of bacteria can outlive their benign cousins in the wild.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Gerald Koudelka is Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo. His lab conducts research into the mechanisms of DNA sequence recognition and the evolution of bacteriophage-encoded exotoxins. He holds a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo.</p><p><a href="http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~koudelka/">About Dr. Koudelka</a></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 71406 at http://wamc.org Dr. Gerald Koudelka, University at Buffalo – Detecting Dangerous Bacteria Dr. Michael Poulin, University at Buffalo – Psychological Benefits of Giving http://wamc.org/post/dr-michael-poulin-university-buffalo-psychological-benefits-giving <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Michael Poulin of the University at Buffalo reveals that while offering a helping hand to others, you may also be helping yourself.</p><p></p><p>Michael Poulin is an assistant professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo. His research seeks to understand why people engage in prosocial behavior as well as what factors influence a person’s response to stress and adversity. His work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 13:18:53 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 63791 at http://wamc.org Dr. Michael Poulin, University at Buffalo – Psychological Benefits of Giving Dr. Howard Lasker, University at Buffalo – Coral Damage and Growth http://wamc.org/post/dr-howard-lasker-university-buffalo-coral-damage-and-growth <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Howard Lasker of the University at Buffalo explores how coral reefs respond to natural and man-made damage.</p><p></p><p><br>Howard Lasker is a professor of evolutionary biology and ecology at the University at Buffalo. His current research project seeks to identify parameters for identifying coral populations that should be highly protected as well as those for which managed harvesting is ecologically sound. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.</p><p><a href="http://www.biology.buffalo.edu/dept/faculty/lasker/lasker.html">About Dr. Lasker</a></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 59851 at http://wamc.org Dr. Charles Mitchell, University at Buffalo – Simple Organism and Evolutionary Security http://wamc.org/post/dr-charles-mitchell-university-buffalo-simple-organism-and-evolutionary-security <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Charles Mitchell of the University at Buffalo explores the evolutionary advantage of keeping things simple.</p><p></p><p><br>Charles Mitchell is the SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Geology at the University at Buffalo. Broadly, his research seeks to understand the evolutionary processes that have formed the world in which we live and that have given shape to its history. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 54296 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jason Briner, University at Buffalo – Glaciers and Temperature Change http://wamc.org/post/dr-jason-briner-university-buffalo-glaciers-and-temperature-change <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jason Briner reveals evidence that glaciers respond to temperature changes more rapidly than previously thought.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:21:55 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 52313 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jason Briner, University at Buffalo – Glaciers and Temperature Change