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Center for Vision Research

The primary mission of the Center for Vision Research is to seek fundamental understanding of vision, from molecules to cells and tissues to visual perception, and to apply this knowledge to finding cures for blindness.

Center for Vision Research faculty members include some of the most respected names in ophthalmology and bring a wealth of experience to their work.

William J. Brunken, PhD, FARVODirector of the Center for Vision Research, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Ophthalmology

Focused on the Developing WorldInstitute for Global Health & Translational Sciences

The Institute for Global Health & Translational Sciences utilizes scholarship, leadership, exploration, and advocacy to advance global wellness.

Our Clinical Research team at the Institute for Global Health consist of experienced Clinical Research Coordinators, who work closely with our investigators in carrying out multiple clinical trials. We focus on supporting basic and translational research opportunities around the world, such as Ecuador, Kenya, Thailand and Grenada.

Stephen J. Thomas, MDDirector


The mission of the Nappi Longevity Institute is to advance the science underlying Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and promote brain health and wellness over the lifespan through research. 
coupleThe Nappi Longevity Institute serves as an institute without walls that supports, partners with and promotes interdisciplinary research that advances the Institute's mission. The Institute provides value to research partners across disciplines through seed funding, research support, donor access, and interdisciplinary education and networking opportunities.
Learn more about our Research Priorities and Projects, or Contact the Institute with any questions, comments or for research collaboration inquiries. 



. Illustration of sepsis induced by both infections and traumatic tissue injury through a common pathophysiological process, e.g. systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS).

Sepsis Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) at SUNY Upstate Medical University

Sepsis research at Upstate has a long history, focusing on preclinical and translational research aimed at developing and evaluating therapeutic approaches for sepsis treatment in highly clinically-relevant porcine sepsis models. In response to the National initiative in solving sepsis through driving innovation and accelerating transformative technologies, Dr. Robert Cooney, MD, Professor and Chair of Surgery, and Dr. Juntao Luo, PhD, Associate professor of Pharmacology, have co-founded the Sepsis Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) and serve as co-directors to modulate research collaborations and grant applications in translational sepsis research.

SIRC is a highly collaborative and integrative research group with synergistic and multidisciplinary expertise from therapeutic development, molecular biology, immunology, pathophysiology and clinical care. Eight laboratories in the Department of Pharmacology and the Department of Surgery are actively conducting research in sepsis, trauma, wound healing, pulmonary and hematological diseases, funded by multiple active federal grants, including four NIH R01 grants, and R21, NSF, and DoD awards.


View FacilitiesThe SUNY Center for Environmental Health and Medicine

The Center for Environmental Health and Medicine leverages the robust facilities, faculty expertise, and platforms for research at SUNY Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry on a local and global scale to address the greatest challenges to population health.

The Center focuses on the connection between human health and the environment and aims to bring novel solutions to health care problems by igniting research and expanding college education opportunities. Building upon the partners’ expertise in medicine, environment and education, the Center offers a hub for translational research. Linking local and global surveillance and research efforts provides a unique opportunity for students, fellows and faculty. 

Saravanan Thangamani, PhD, Director, SUNY Center for Environmental Health and Medicine, Director, Vector Biology Laboratories


researching immunotherapy Upstate Cancer Center

Upstate Cancer Research is a multidisciplinary enterprise, encompassing the efforts of many Upstate faculty and collaborators at other institutions, with the goal to translate research into potential cures, technologies and other products.

Basic and Translational Research Programs at Upstate Cancer Center


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