Jim Schuler

I am an MD/PhD student at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. I am currently in my 2nd year of graduate school, having finished my first 2 years of medical school.


jcschule ("@at@") buffalo (".dot.") edu


M.D./Ph.D., University at Buffalo, expected 2022
B.S. Bioinformatics and Computational Biology concentration in Mathematics, University at Buffalo, 2014
B.S. Mathematics, concentration in Applied Mathematics, University at Buffalo, 2014
Advanced Regents Diploma, Newfane Senior High School, 2010



I am interested in the data of medicine, for example, bioinformatics, computational biology, healthcare informatics, biomedical informatics, and statistics.

During my graduate school rotations I enjoyed time working with Dr. Marc Halfon and Dr. Jim Jarvis.

I am currently a student in Dr. Ram Saudrala's group.

Current Projects

  1. Drug Repurposing Value of CANDO vs. Tanimoto Structural Similarity
  2. Systematic Review of drug treatments for Ebola virus disease
  3. Personalized Drug Discovery Using CANDO
  4. The Ontology of Diabetes Camp
  5. Custom, Micro EMR for Diabetes Camp


  1. James C. Schuler, Werner M. Ceusters. The Problems of Realism-Based Ontology Design: a Case Study in Creating Definitions for an Application Ontology for Diabetes Camps. Accepted, AMIA 2017 Annual Symposium, in press.
  2. James Schuler, Matthew L. Hudson , Diane Schwartz , and Ram Samudrala. A Systematic Review of Computational Drug Discovery, Development, and Repurposing for Ebola Virus Disease Treatment. Molecules 2017, 22(10), 1777; doi:10.3390/molecules22101777.


While an undergraduate, I was involved in research under the direction of Dr. Atri Rudra from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering on the research project "Privacy Preserving Biometric Templates and Efficient Indexing Methods."


  1. Effland, T., Schneggenburger, M., Schuler, J., Zhang, B., Hartloff, J., Dobler, J., Tulyakov, S., Rudra, A., Govindaraju, V., "Secure fingerprint hashes using subsets of local structures," in [Proc SPIE], 9075, 90750D (2014). *co-first author
  2. M. Morser, J. Hartloff, T. Effland, J. Schuler, J. Cordaro, S, Tulyakov, V. Govindaraju. Secure fingerprint matching with generic local structures. In CVPR, pages 84 - 89, 2014. PDF
  3. J. Hartloff, M. Morse, B. Zhang, T. Effland, J. Cordaro, J. Schuler, S. Tulyakov, A. Rudra, and V. Govindaraju. A multiple server scheme for fingerprint fuzzy vaults. In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), 2015 IEEE Conference on, June 2015.


Fall 2016 D-Link Schedule

Me In the Media

UB Medical Students Support Teen Diabetes Patients, Gain Experience
Peer Support Helps With Diabetes Control


When the fog lifts in California, UCLA.
Hipsters love 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' because it was the first indie film.
Han Solo
The fastest way to quit being vegan is cold turkey.
Harry Potter
If you have scurvy, you should hope life gives you lemons.
Case study: hyperacute Graves disease precipitated by spasmodic torticollis
I was arrested after my therapist suggested I take something for my kleptomania.
What's the temperature on the inside of a tauntaun? Luke warm.
Are you feeling cold? You should sit in the corner of the room. It's always 90 degrees.
I know of this really great cemetery near my house. People are dying to get in.
What do you call an illegally parked frog? Toad.
What did the shy pebble want? Just to be a little boulder.
Alcohol and calculus don't mix, so don't drink and derive.
If towels could tell jokes, they would have a dry sense of humor.
I have a joke about procrastination. I'll tell you later.
We went to dinner last night to a Chinese restaurant. The lights inside were so bright we had the manager dim sum.
The bank robber wearing nothing but boxers led the police on a brief chase.
I made a belt out of cardboard. It was a real waist of paper.
100 kilopascalls go into a bar.
I just read this really interesting article on sword-fighting Japanese warriors. It is fairly lengthy, so I could samurise it for you.
Atheists don't solve exponential equations because they don't believe in a higher power.
Why couldn't the bicycle stand on its own? Because it was two tired.
What are Beethoven and Mozart doing right now? Decomposing.
How do you stop a rhino from chargin? Cut up its credit card.
I walked into a butcher shop and said to the butcher, "I'll bet you $50 you can't reach the meat on the top shelf." He replied, "I can't make that bet. The steaks are too high."
How do you get down off an elephant? You don't. You get down off a duck.
A guy walks into a bar with a giraffe. The two drink so much the giraffe passes out. The guy gets up to leave and the bartender says, "Hey are you just going to leave that lyin' there?" and the guy says, "That's not a lion; that's a giraffe."
A bear walks into a bar and say, "I'll have a......................beer." The bartender asks, "Why the big pause?" "Always had 'em."
Today I knocked on somebody's door, cross the road, then walked into a bar. I realized my entire life is a joke."
Why did the lightbulb flunk out of school? It wasn't too bright.
What's red and bad for your teeth? A brick.
What's green and would kill you if it fell out of a tree? A pool table.
What's green and has wheels? Grass. I was lying about the wheels.

Internet Link-age

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The New York Times

Rubik's Cube Solver

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Last update on 10/9/17