Vincent Tutino, PhD

Vincent Tutino, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, with joint appointments in Neurosurgery, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from St. John Fisher College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University at Buffalo.

At the University of Buffalo, Dr. Tutino manages two labs; one at UB’s Canon Stroke and Vascular Research Center (CSVRC), and one in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. At the CSVRC, he directs the Hemodynamics and Vascular Biology Lab, leading a multidisciplinary group of graduate students, post-docs and technicians. Dr. Tutino’s research focuses on the discovery and testing of molecular and image-based biomarkers of brain aneurysms and stroke. In these studies, a broad array of techniques, including gene sequencing, histology, scanning electron microscopy, and computational fluid dynamics, are often employed. As part of this work, the lab has also established both the Stroke and the Brain Tumor Biobank, which are a cornerstone for the Center’s human subjects research.

The lab’s largest translational research project is to develop diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for the unruptured intracranial aneurysms using imaging and next-generation RNA sequencing. Dr. Tutino has published extensively on this topic, has been awarded US patents, and has co-founded spinoff companies aimed at bringing such technology to the market.

Dr. Tutino lives in Buffalo NY with his wife, two daughters, and dog. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his family, playing music, going to Buffalo Bills games, and working in his vegetable garden.