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Meet the Scientists

meet the scientists

The University of Rochester Medical Center has internationally renowned scientists. Among their many accomplishments:

  • Contributed crucial technology toward developing the world’s first cancer vaccine to prevent cervical cancer from the HPV or human papilloma virus.
  • Developed the Haemophilus influenza b (Hib) vaccine, virtually eradicating a leading cause of meningitis in preschoolers.
  • Developed the Prevnar vaccine, which prevents invasive infections by pneumococcal bacteria, which cause meningitis, ear infections, pneumonia, and other diseases.
  • Developed lung surfactant to improve dramatically the survival rate of premature infants.
  • Saved hundreds of thousands of lives and dramatically improved the lives of millions of patients worldwide through landmark studies in cardiac devices, like the implantable cardioverter defibrillator.
  • Pioneered a geriatric fracture program, in which surgeons and geriatricians co-manage care to better handle the unique medical needs of elderly patients. This program has transformed patient outcomes, and been adopted worldwide.
  • Led the emerging field of clinical and translational research when we became one of 12 institutions in the nation to receive a NIH award to turn scientific advances into treatments quickly and effectively.
  • Pioneered the design and implementation of large, multi-site clinical trials to evaluate new medications and other treatments for neurological conditions like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.

Meet the Scientists

Read about some of the ways in which we are building on our history of research excellence to help people around the world.

Kate G. Ackerman, MD
Identifying Genetic Markers to Assess Health Risks in Newborns »

Gretchen L. Birbeck, MD, MPH, DTMH
Preventing Brain Injury from Cerebral Malaria in African Children

Dirk Bohmann, PhD
Discovering What Causes Aging and Diseases Like Cancer »

Laura M. Calvi, MD
Using Stem Cells in the Fight Against Blood Diseases, like Leukemia »

Timothy Dye, PhD
Using Technology to Improve the Future for Mothers and Children

Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH
Using Mobile Technology to Help HIV Patients Better Manage Their Health Care

Minsoo Kim, PhD
Immune Cells Team Up, Share Information to Stop Infection

Damian J. Krysan, MD, PhD
The Fight Against Fungal Infections »

B. Paige Lawrence, PhD
Environmental Influences on our Health »

Anna Majewska, PhD
Studying the Lines of Communication Between Cells »

Craig Morrell, DVM, PhD
The Role of Platelets in Malaria and Heart Attacks »

David Topham, MS, PhD
Finding Causes for Respiratory Infections in Children and Infants »

Wakenda Tyler, MD, MPH
Preventing Cancer from Spreading to the Bone »

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact:
Dianne Moll
Phone: (585) 273-5506
dianne.moll@rochester.edu