• December: We had a nice gathering at Dr. Alevriadou’s house to celebrate the upcoming holidays.
  • November: Congratulations to Akshar for defending his Dissertation and starting his new job with Alcami in Research Triangle Park, NC, in January! We wish him all the best! We would not have the lab we have if it were not for Akshar’s hard work, dedication, and common sense!
  • November: By now, all lab members have passed their preliminary exams: Congratulations to Jordan and Zahid.
  • October: Great times at the Biomedical Engineering Society conference in San Antonio, TX (October 12-15, 2022)! Everybody got to present their work and exchange ideas with other attendees.
  • May-August: Congratulations to Matt Simkulet for graduating and moving to Boston to start his PhD! This summer, the AVML welcomed two undergraduate research assistants, Elaye Ekiyor, for summer research under the UB CLIMB UP Program, and Hamid Manzar, who will continue his research with us during the academic year. Welcome!  


  • October: The AVML celebrated Julia’s and Erik’s successful completion of the preliminary exam with lunch at the NY Beer Project restaurant                 
  • April: AVML invites scientists with research interests related to the biology of mitochondria, calcium, and reactive oxygen species to join the Mitochondria Symposium at the Experimental Biology’21 Conference on April 27!


  • August: AVML welcomes three PhD students Julia, Erik, and Jordan to the team!
  • April: Welcome Matt Simkulet who joined AVML as an undergraduate research assistant!
  • February: Thank you to the UB Facilities for completing the renovations in the AVML space and to UB Procurement for all their assistance with our lab purchases!
  • February: Congrats to Akshar for being awarded the 3rd prize at the annual UB BME poster competition!


  • October: Rita, Akshar and Michael had a great time attending the annual BMES meeting (October 16-19; Philadelphia, PA).
  • September: Congrats to Akshar for presenting a poster at the NHLBI Mitochondrial Biology Symposium on Mitochondrial Networks and Energetics (September 26 – 27; Bethesda, MD)!
  • August: Welcome Akshar Patel and Michael Udin who joined AVML as PhD students!
  • August: Rita joined UB BME and immediately started the renovations in the AVML space!