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  • Melanie Kalman, PhD, RN
    Research Interests:

    Cardiovascular disease and women; Adolescent Women; End of Life Care

  • Patricia Kane, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Vacuolar H+ATPases (structure, function, assembly and regulation), cellular pH homeostasis, cellular stress responses, protein sorting, genomics, yeast as a model system

  • Mobin Karimi, MD/PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    • Immunoreceptor signaling during development, homeostasis, and effector function of T cells and NK cells.
    • T lymphocytes for adoptive cell therapy against hematological cancer.
    • The role of the transcriptional regulator in alternative signal pathways to assess’ T cells cytotoxic function of hematological cancer cells
    • The role of adaptor molecule SLP-76 in hematological malignancies and bone marrow transplantation
    • The role of Tec family tyrosine kinases (ITK) and the activation of PLC-γ, Ca2+ mobilization, and ERK activation

  • Manoochehr Karjoo, MD
    Research Interests:

    Gastroesophogeal Reflux Disease. Bravo pH Analysis. Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Anti IL5 Reslizumab in the treatment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, a National Study in progress. Safety and efficacy of infliximab use in children and adolescents.

  • Mitchell Karmel, MD
    Clinical Associate Professor Emeritus
    Research Interests:

     Computed Tomographic Angiography, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Interventional Oncology, Hypertension


  • Richard Kelley, MD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:


    Third World ENT Disease and Training Programs for Providers

  • Robert Kellman, MD
    Professor & Chair Emeritus
    Research Interests:

    Facial trauma; Head and neck cancer

  • Gloria Kennedy, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Treatment of pediatric brain tumors.
    Improving feedback to and evaluations of pediatric residents.

  • Paul Kent, MD, PhD
    Clinical Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Mechanisms of sensory coding in the olfactory system; seizure mechanisms in hippocampal slices; optical imaging techniques.

  • William Kerr, PhD
    Research Interests:

    Transplant immunology and stem cell biology.

  • Kamal Khurana, MD
    Research Interests:

    Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration, Head & Neck Cytology

  • Christine King, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Dr. King's research focuses primarily on understanding how the innate immune system contributes to the pathogenesis of severe viral infections with the goal to develop novel therapeutics for treatment.

  • James Knoll, MD
    Clinical Professor
  • Barry Knox, PhD
    Research Interests:

    Visual transduction, Gene Expression, Membrane proteins

  • Bruce Knutson, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    RNA polymerase I transcription (structure, assembly, regulation), nucleolar biology, macromolecular architecture, crosslinking, proteomics, bioinformatics, modeling, molecular genetics, biochemistry, model systems

  • Leslie Kohman, MD, FACS
    Distinguished Service Professor
    Research Interests:

    All aspects of thoracic oncology and lung cancer. Clinical trials in solid organ cancers.

  • Leszek Kotula, MD/PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Cancer biology, cell signaling, the role of actin cytoskeleton in tumor progression, mouse models of cancer

  • Carol Anne Kozik, DNS, FNP-BC
    Assistant Professor
  • Hani Kozman, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Coronary artery disease; Acute coronary syndromes; Acute myocardial infarction; Interventional cardiology; Coronary angioplasty/stenting

  • Mira Krendel, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Physiological functions of myosin motors and their roles in diabetic kidney disease and cancer

  • Barbara Krenzer, MD
  • Andrzej Krol, PhD
    Research Interests:

    Development of:

    • Extremely low-dose and high-resolution tomographic reconstruction methods in PET and SPECT
    • Advanced ultrafast PET detector
    • Advanced very high-sensitivity and high-spatial resolution brain PET scanner
    • Ultrafast laser-based betatron microfocal x-ray source for very high-resolution biomedical imaging
    • PET bioprobe for detection and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and other cancers
    • Advanced breast cancer detection methods in mammography
  • Vladimir Kuznetsov, PhD
    Research Interests:

    Cancer systems biology, bioinformatics, big data and survival prediction analyses, predictive and personalized medicine, computational genome and transcriptome biology, non-B DNA structures, RNA:DNA hybrids, R-loops, G-quadruplexes, ncRNAs, clinical biomarker discovery and validation

More About Upstate Research and Faculty

Overview of Research
David Amberg, PhD
Vice President for Research
Research Administration Organization
Sponsored Programs
Jennifer A. Rudes, Director, Sponsored Programs Pre-Award
Office of Sponsored Programs
Research Administration
Holly Chanatry, MS
Strategic Research Initiatives

Research Development
Clinical Research Unit
Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD
Division Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Clinical Research Unit
Research Integrity
Robert H. Quinn, DVM, PhD
Interim Associate Vice President for Research Integrity
Research Integrity Office
Quality Assessment and Improvement Program (QAIP)
Robin Cerro
QAIP Coordinator
Research Compliance: IRB, IBC & QAIP
Research Compliance
Marti Benedict
Chief Compliance Officer for Research
Research Compliance: IRB, IBC & QAIP
Center for Research & Evaluation (CRE)
Steven Ziemba
Administrative Director
Center for Research & Evaluation (CRE)
Post-Awards Services
Gina McMahon
Director, Post-Award Services
Technology Transfer
Scott Macfarlane
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
Office of Technology Transfer