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The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States educating nearly 463,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs, and more than 1.8 million NYS citizens in professional development and personal enrichment programs, on 64 college and university campuses, and online through Open SUNY. There are nearly 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide. Hosting some of the world’s premier research institutions, SUNY is New York’s premiere economic driver and workforce developer, performing as a catalyst for effective public/private partnerships that support existing industry, create new businesses, generate new jobs, and train the talented, college-educated workforce of tomorrow. Across New York State, SUNY faculty, staff and students are conducting groundbreaking biotechnology and life sciences research. Part of a sponsored programs portfolio of nearly $1 billion, this activity offers a valuable resource and opportunity for industry to connect with faculty to commercialize innovations for the public benefit. Through SUNY’s Networks of Excellence, SUNY, supported by the SUNY Research Foundation, is seamlessly merging research, industry, and academia to shape New York’s research and economic future.

For more information on how to partner with SUNY, please contact the Research Foundation for SUNY’s Office of Innovation and Partnerships at:

(518) 434-7061 • innovationandpartnerships@rfsuny.org

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The State University of New York’s Networks of Excellence assemble scientists and scholars from SUNY campuses to collaborate on joint research programs spanning health, neuroscience, energy and the environment.

SUNY Brain SUNY Brain advances the frontiers of neuroscience research to discover new ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders by leveraging interdisciplinary neuroscience research across SUNY campuses spanning neuroclinical services, analytic sciences, technical platforms and informatics.

SUNY Health SUNY Health maximizes SUNY’s diverse strengths in biomedical research, effectively integrating assets in structural biochemistry, RNA research for drug design, personalized medicine, clinical research and Big Data to support multi-scale clinical trials and public health research. Across New York State, SUNY faculty, staff and students are conducting groundbreaking biotechnology and life sciences research. Part of a sponsored programs portfolio of nearly $1 billion, this activity offers a valuable resource and opportunity for industry to connect with faculty to commercialize innovations for the public benefit. Projects listed on the following pages reflect the cutting-edge collaborative research developing every day across SUNY campuses — in health and neuroscience — as part of SUNY’s Networks of Excellence.

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SUNY Brain University at Albany

Mapping Brain Activity Contributes to Death in a Novel Mouse Model of SUDEP

Bruce J. Herron

Binghamton University Trans-generational Effect of Alcohol Exposure Nicole Cameron

Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Interplay of Emotion and Attention

Brandon E. Gibb

For more information on these SUNY faculty members, visit our Find A SUNY Scholar faculty profile pages at bit.ly/sunyscholar

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A Psychophysiological Approach for User Authentication

Zhanpeng Jin

Pain Logger: A Low-cost, Wearable EEG Sensing System to Detect and Quantify Chronic Pain in Daily Life

Zhanpeng Jin

Psychiatric Vulnerability in the Adolescent Brain: A Machine Learningbased Approach for Optimizing the Discovery of Brain-based Risk Markers for Psychiatric Illness

Vladimir Miskovic

University at Buffalo Mitochondrial Transporters/Ion Channels and Neurodegenerative Disease

Michael D. Garrick

Self-powered Smart Tooth for Vagus Nerve Simulation M. Amin Karami

Effect of Body Cancer on Brain Function

Establishing New Therapy for Children with Rett Syndrome by Targeting Downstream Pathways of Mutant MeCP2 Protein

Robert S. Miletich

Michael K. Stachowiak

Multidisciplinary Approach to the Identification of Novel Indicator Combinations able to Assess Increased Risk of Vascular Pathologies

Moises Sudit

For more information on these SUNY faculty members, visit our Find A SUNY Scholar faculty profile pages at bit.ly/sunyscholar

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University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Multimodal Functional Brain Mapping for Presymptomatic Diagnosis in Leukodystrophy

Lawrence Wrabetz

College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering Ultrasensitive Magnetic Nanodevices for Brain Mapping

Nathaniel Cady

College of Optometry SUNY Ultra-thin Multielectrode Probe for Recording and Electrical Stimulation

Jose Manuel Alonso

A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Prevention and Treatment of Myopia

Stewart Bloomfield

Mapping Superior Colliculus Activity in Naturalistic Contexts: A Neuro-computational Approach

Robert McPeek

Downstate Medical Center

Development of an in vitro Platform for Multi-Scale Brain Network Research, Computational Modeling and Nanotechnology Integration

Randall Barbour

Drug Design for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Alejandro Ivan Hernรกndez

For more information on these SUNY faculty members, visit our Find A SUNY Scholar faculty profile pages at bit.ly/sunyscholar

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Early-developing Brain Exposure to Sevoflurane: Profiling MicroRNA and Messenger RNA Expression for their Effects on Aberrant Behaviors

Ira S. Kass

Cell-Type Classification of Neonatal Motor Circuits That Give Rise to Bimanual Independence in Adults

Hsiu-Ling Li

Mapping Neural Transformations for Context-based Perceptual Adjustments

Youping Xiao

Purchase College Vocal Pitch Imitation in Speech and Music: Shared Neural Resources?

Meagan Curtis

Stony Brook University Role of the Glymphatic Pathway in Glaucoma

Helene Benveniste

Integrating High-Resolution Brain-Activity Mapping and Operant Conditioning to Improve Urinary Function

William F. Collins, III

The Brain Circuitry of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Christine DeLorenzo

The Impact of Ketosis on Brain Functioning

Christine DeLorenzo

For more information on these SUNY faculty members, visit our Find A SUNY Scholar faculty profile pages at bit.ly/sunyscholar

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Role of Ribbons in Tonic and Phasic Signal Transmission by Visual, Auditory, and Vestibular Receptor Neurons

Gary Matthews

Wireless Recording and Optogenetic Stimulation of Perirhinal Cortex in Awake Behaving Mice

Lorna Role

Upstate Medical University Protein-Protein Interaction and Drug Development for Autism

Next Generation Ultra-High-Resolution and Sensitivity Wearable PET Scanner for Brain Imaging (BET)

Stephen V. Faraone

Andrzej Krol

Mapping Functional Connectivity of the Color Representation in Primate Striate Cortex

Daniel Ts’o

Non-invasive Assessment of Parkinson’s Disease Pathology via Retinal Imaging

Daniel Ts’o

Interocular Balance in Cortex after Short‐term Visual Deprivation Daniel Ts’o

Membrane-permeable Transcriptional Regulators for Retinal Repair

Michael E. Zuber

For more information on these SUNY faculty members, visit our Find A SUNY Scholar faculty profile pages at bit.ly/sunyscholar

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SUNY Health University at Albany

Drug Discovery and Development of Novel Antibiotics Against Gram-positive Pathogens

Paul Agris

A Novel HIV Vaccine — From Mice to Macaques

Arlene Ramsingh

Planning Network to Improve Health of New York State’s American Indians Lawrence Schell

Binghamton University 3D Printing Tissues and Organoids for Personalized Organ Transplantation

Kaiming Ye

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University at Buffalo

Solid Supported Isocyanide Ligands for Removal of Transition Metal Complexes from Solution

Histatin-based Peptide Compositions for Prevention and Treatment of Fungal Infections

Mira Edgerton

“Big Data” Modeling and Inference for Knowledge and Discovery in Medical and Public Health Research

Steven Diver

Marianthi Markatou

Development of Antisense Molecules as a Novel Class of Antimicrobial Agents

Timothy Murphy

Monomeric Streptavidin (mStrav) with High Biotin Binding Affinity

Sheldon Park

Novel Photodynamic Therapy for Treating Inaccessible and Thick Tumors

Toward an Optimized Hammerhead Ribozyme Therapeutic for Orphan Hereditary Retinal Degeneration and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Paras Prasad, Artem Piss, Aliaksandr Kachynski, Tymish Ohulchanskyy & Andrey Kuzmin

Jack Sullivan

Planning Grant to Produce a Road Map to the Creation of the SUNY-wide Centralized “Big Data” Repository (CIDR) of SUNY Electronic Health Record Data

Peter Winkelstein

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UB1201: Composition and Method for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer

Aiming Yu

College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Drug Discovery and Development of Novel Antibiotics Against Gram-positive Pathogens

Nathaniel Cady

Development of the SUNY sxRNA Anti-Viral Action Network Team (SsAVANT) Scott Tenenbaum

Cornell University

Development of Hand-held Biosensors for Rapid Diagnosis and Study of Neural Disease and Neurotoxins

Alexander Travis

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Discovery of Drugs Targeted to Ligand-Gated Ion Channels for CNS Robert Oswald

Downstate Medical Center

SUNY-HD (SUNY-Health Disparities): A SUNY Network of Health Disparities Research

Daniel Cukor

Targeting Dynamic Signaling Complexes as Novel Gender-Specific Pharmacotherapy for Pain/Addiction and Gynecologic Malignancies

Alan Gintzler

For more information on these SUNY faculty members, visit our Find A SUNY Scholar faculty profile pages at bit.ly/sunyscholar

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Rockefeller Institute of Government

Developing and Evaluating a Network of Locally-based Health Care Leadership and Innovation Teams

Thomas Gais

Stony Brook University The Endocannabinoid Transporter: A New Target for Addiction Therapy

Development of Novel Molecular and Cellular Tools to Detect, Assess Prognosis, and Guide Therapy of GI Cancers in Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Dale Deutsch

Ellen Li

SUNY HealthNow Network of Excellence in Child Health Services Research Planning Grant: Informing Child Health Service Delivery and Policy Through Population-based Research

Susmita Pati

Effect of PI3K Modulation on Ventricular Repolarization in Humans

Eric Rashba

Exploration of Lipid Transport Proteins as Drug Targets for the Treatment of Tuberculosis

Jessica Seelinger

Upstate Medical University

SUNY Network Aging Partnership (SNAP): Investigating Frailty and Enhancing Lifespan Across the Health Spectrum

Sharon Brangman

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Study of Retinal Development on Biomimetic Tissue Scaffolds Toward Generation of Engineered Retinal Sheets

Arlene Viczian

Effects of Air Pollution Exposure in the Pathogenesis of Lung Cancer

Guirong Wang

For more information on these SUNY faculty members, visit our Find A SUNY Scholar faculty profile pages at bit.ly/sunyscholar

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Helpful Links For more information on how to partner with SUNY, contact the Research Foundation for SUNY’s Office of Innovation and Partnerships at:

(518) 434-7061 • innovationandpartnerships@rfsuny.org For more information on the SUNY Networks of Excellence, please visit:

www.sunynetworksofexcellence.org Find A SUNY Scholar is the world’s largest publically available database of faculty profiles. Connect with SUNY scholars by searching SUNY expertise System-wide or by a specific campus. System-wide:

By campus:

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bit.ly/sunycampusscholar

For more information on the State University of New York, visit:

www.suny.edu For more information on The Research Foundation for SUNY, visit:

www.rfsuny.org

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Partnering with SUNY