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    Primary Faculty

    Michael Airola

    Michael Airola

    Assistant Professor, Structural biology of lipid modifying enzymes

     

    Paul Bingham

    Paul Bingham

    Associate Professor, Genetic control of development and gene expression in animals

     

    Deborah Brown

    Deborah Brown

    Professor, Cholestrol/sphingolipid-rich domains in membrane signaling

     

    Vitaly Citovsky

    Vitaly Citovsky

    Distinguished Professor , Intercellular transport, genetic transformation, and chromatin remodeling in plants

     

    Neta Dean

    Neta Dean

    Professor, Protein glycosylation

     

    Dale Deutsch

    Dale Deutsch

    Professor, Protein glycosylation Professor, The uptake of anandamide and 2-AG (the endocannabinoids) and the neurobiochemistry and cell biology of the enzymes involved in their metabolism

     

    Jarrod B. French

    Jarrod B. French

    Assistant Professor, Structure, function and mechanism of proteins and protein complexes involved in human nucleotide metabolism.

     

    Peter J. Gergan

    Peter J. Gergan

    Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development

     

    Steven Glynn

    Steven Glynn

    Assistant Professor, Structure, function and mechanism of proteins and protein complexes involved in human nucleotide metabolism.

     

    Bernadette Holdener

    Bernadette Holdener

    Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development

     

    Nancy M. Hollingsworth

    Nancy M. Hollingsworth

    Distinguished Teaching Professor , Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis

     

    Wali Karzal

    Wali Karzal

    Associate Professor, Structure and function of RNA-binding proteins and biochemical studies of the SmpB.tmRNA quality control system

     

    Sasha Levy

    Sasha Levy

    Assistant Professor, Evolutionary dynamics, network dynamics, yeast genomics, high-throughput technology development

     

    Erwin London

    Erwin London

    Distinguished Professor, Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids.

     

    Ed Luk

    Ed Luk

    Assistant Professor, Chromosome biology and genome regulation

     

    Benjamin Martin

    Benjamin Martin

    Assistant Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis

     

    David Q. Matus

    David Q. Matus

    Assistant Professor ,  Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis

     

    Aaron Neiman

    Aaron Neiman

    Professor and Chair, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast

     

    Keith Sheppard

    Keith Sheppard

    Director of Science Education, Associate Professor, Three areas of science education - all with the fundamental aim of improving the teaching and learning of science at every level of education.

     

    Sanford Simon

    Sanford Simon

    Professor, Extracellular degradation by neutrophil proteases.

     

    Steven O. Smith

    Steven O. Smith

    Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins

     

    Gerald Thomsen

    Gerald Thomsen

    Professor, Mechanisms of cell fate determination and embryonic development

     

    Joint Faculty

    Mark Bowen

    Mark Bowen

    Associate Professor, Primary Appointment Physiology. Single molecular spectroscopy, coordination of post -synaptic glutamate receptor signaling by the MAGUK family of scaffolds.

     

    Yusuf A. Hannun

    Yusuf A. Hannun

    MD, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center. Primary Appointment, Director, Cancer Center; Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine; Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research. Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics.  

    Yusuf.Hannun@stonybrookmedicine.edu

     

    Martin Kaczocha

    Martin Kaczocha

    Assistant Professor, Primary Appointment, Anesthesiology;  Role of fatty acid binding proteins in pain, inflammation, and related pathophysiologies: Endocannabinoid  pharmacology  and development of novel therapeutics

     

    Lonnie Wollmuth

    Lonnie Wollmuth

    Professor, Primary Appointment Neurobiology

     

    Emertius Faculty

    David Bynum

    David Bynum

    Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Director of LIGASE (Long Island Group Advancing Science Education), K-Postdoc education and research including science teacher education

     

    Bernard S. Dudock

    Bernard S. Dudock

    Professor Emeritus, Structure and Function of RNA

     

    Marty Freundlich

    Marty Freundlich

    Professor Emeritus

     

    William Lennarz

    William Lennarz

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Biosynthesis and degradation of glycoproteins

     

    Harvard Lyman

    Harvard Lyman

    Associate Professor Emeritus, Photoregulation of Chloroplast Synthesis. Redox Regulation of Phototaxis

     

    Kenneth B. Marcu

    Kenneth B. Marcu

    Professor Emeritus, Roles of the NF- k B activating IKKs in innate and adaptive immunity and cancer; Mechanisms of action AID in antibody class switching

     

    Jakob Schmidt

    Jakob Schmidt

    Professor Emeritus

     

    Mel Simpson

    Mel Simpson

    Professor Emeritus

     

    Rolf Sternglanz

    Rolf Sternglanz

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Chromatin function in gene regulation

     

    Lecturer

    Susan Erster

    Susan Erster

     

     

    Matthew Schmidt

    Matthew Schmidt

     

     

    Joanne Souza

    Joanne Souza

    Lecturer and Director of the Biology Online Program

     

    Adjunct Faculty

    Robert Haltiwanger

    Robert Haltiwanger

    Adjunct Professor, Role of protein glycosylation in signal transduction and quality control

     

    Chang-Jun Liu

    Chang-Jun Liu

    Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory

     

    M. Mahmood Hussain

    M. Mahmood Hussain

    SUNY Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology SUNY Downstate & Endowed Chair, Director, Diabetes and Obesity Center, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola. Regulation of lipid metabolism and stherosclerosis by microRNAs and circadian rhythms.

     

    John Shanklin

    John Shanklin

    Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lipid modification enzymes, enzyme engineering

     

    F.W. Studier

    F.W. Studier

    Senior Biophysicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Molecular genetics of bacteriophage T7, and use of T7 RNA polymerase to produce proteins in E. coli.

     

    Research Faculty

    Nurit Ballas

    Nurit Ballas

    Research Professor,   The cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the autism spectrum disorder Rett syndrome  

     

    Raafat El-Maghrabi

    Raafat El-Maghrabi

    Associate Professor (Research), Primary Appointment, Physiology & Biophysics.

     

    Deniz Erezyilmaz

    Deniz Erezyilmaz

    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Center for Developmental Genetics

     

    Daniel Moloney

    Daniel Moloney

    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Center for Developmental Genetics

     

    Hideyuki Takeuchi

    Hideyuki Takeuchi

    Research Assistant Professor

     

    Zuzana Zachar

    Zuzana Zachar

    Research Assistant Professor

     

    Jörg Schwender

    Jörg Schwender

    Research Assistant Professor

     

    Changcheng Xu

    Changcheng Xu

    Research Assistant Professor

     

    Xiaohong Yu

    Xiaohong Yu

    Research Assistant Professor

     

    Sondra Lazarowitz

    Sondra Lazarowitz

    Research Scholar

     

    Guangtao Li

    Guangtao Li

    Research Assistant Professor

     

    Micheal Lake

    Micheal Lake

    Visiting Scholar

     

    Kate Creasy

    Kate Creasy

    Research Assistant

     

  • Biochemistry
    Bingham, Paul

    Bingham, Paul

    Associate Professor

     

    Citovsky, Vitaly

    Citovsky, Vitaly

    Distinguished Professor, Intercellular transport, genetic transformation, and chromatin remodeling in plants

    Dean, Neta, Professor, Protein glycosylation

     

    Dean, Neta

    Dean, Neta

    Professor, Protein glycosylation

     

    Deutsch, Dale

    Deutsch, Dale

    Professor, The uptake of anandamide and 2-AG (the endocannabinoids) and the neurobiochemistry and cell biology of the enzymes involved in their metabolism

     

    French, Jarrod B.

    French, Jarrod B.

    Assistant Professor

     

    Gergen, J. Peter

    Gergen, J. Peter

    Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development

     

    Glynn, Steven

    Glynn, Steven

    Assistant Professor, Structure and mechanism of protein-unfolding machines in mitochondria

     

    Haltiwanger, Robert

    Haltiwanger, Robert

    Professor, Role of protein glycosylation in signal transduction and quality control

     

    Hollingsworth, Nancy M.

    Hollingsworth, Nancy M.

    Professor, Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis

     

    Karzai, Wali

    Karzai, Wali

    Associate Professor

     

    Lennarz, William J.

    Lennarz, William J.

    Distinguished Professor, Biosynthesis and degradation of glycoproteins

     

    London, Erwin

    London, Erwin

    Distinguished Professor, Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids.

     

    Luk, Ed

    Luk, Ed

    Assistant Professor, Chromosome biology and genome regulation

     

    Simon, Sanford

    Simon, Sanford

    Professor

     

    Smith, Steven O.

    Smith, Steven O.

    Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins

     

    Sternglanz, Rolf

    Sternglanz, Rolf

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Chromatin function in gene regulation

     

    Thomsen, Gerald

    Thomsen, Gerald

    Professor, Mechanisms of cell fate determination and embryonic development

     

    Hannun, Yusuf A

    Hannun, Yusuf A

    MD, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center. Primary Appointment, Director, Cancer Center; Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine; Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine. Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

     

  • Cancer
    Bingham, Paul

    Bingham, Paul

    Associate Professor

     

    Hannun, Yusuf A

    Hannun, Yusuf A

    MD, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center. Primary Appointment, Director, Cancer Center; Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine; Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine. Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

     

    Holdener, Bernadette

    Holdener, Bernadette

    Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development

     

    Martin, Benjamin

    Martin, Benjamin

    Assistant Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis

     

    Matus, David Q.

    Matus, David Q.

    Assistant Professor, Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis

     

    Simon, Sanford

    Simon, Sanford

    Professor

     

  • Cell Biology
    Brown, Deborah

    Brown, Deborah

    Professor

     

    Citovsky, Vitaly

    Citovsky, Vitaly

    Distinguished Professor, Intercellular transport, genetic transformation, and chromatin remodeling in plants

     

    Dean, Neta

    Dean, Neta

    Professor, Protein glycosylation

     

    Deutsch, Dale

    Deutsch, Dale

    Professor, The uptake of anandamide and 2-AG (the endocannabinoids) and the neurobiochemistry and cell biology of the enzymes involved in their metabolism

     

    Hannun, Yusuf A

    Hannun, Yusuf A

    MD, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center. Primary Appointment, Director, Cancer Center; Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine; Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine. Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

     

    Hollingsworth, Nancy M.

    Hollingsworth, Nancy M.

    Professor, Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis

     

    Karzai, Wali

    Karzai, Wali

    Associate Professor

     

    Luk, Ed

    Luk, Ed

    Assistant Professor, Chromosome biology and genome regulation

     

    Matus, David Q.

    Matus, David Q.

    Assistant Professor, Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis

     

    Neiman, Aaron

    Neiman, Aaron

    Professor, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast

     

    Sternglanz, Rolf

    Sternglanz, Rolf

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Chromatin function in gene regulation

     

  • Developmental Biology
    Gergen, J. Peter

    Gergen, J. Peter

    Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development

     

    Holdener, Bernadette

    Holdener, Bernadette

    Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development

     

    Martin, Benjamin

    Martin, Benjamin

    Assistant Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis

     

    Matus, David Q.

    Matus, David Q.

    Assistant Professor, Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis

     

    Liu, Qiong (Alison)

    Liu, Qiong (Alison)

    Research Assistant Professor

     

    Thomsen, Gerald

    Thomsen, Gerald

    Professor, Mechanisms of cell fate determination and embryonic development

     

    Ballas, Nurit

    Ballas, Nurit

    Research Professor

     

  • Genetics
    Neta Dean

    Neta Dean

    Professor, Protein glycosylation

     

    Peter J. Gergen

    Peter J. Gergen

    Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development

     

    Bernadette Holdener

    Bernadette Holdener

    Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development

     

    Nancy M. Hollingsworth

    Nancy M. Hollingsworth

    Professor, Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis

     

    Ed Luk

    Ed Luk

    Assistant Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis

     

    David Q. Matus

    David Q. Matus

    Assistant Professor, Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis

     

    Aaron Neiman

    Aaron Neiman

    Professor, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast

     

    Rolf Sternglanz

    Rolf Sternglanz

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Chromatin function in gene regulation

     

    Nurit Ballas

    Nurit Ballas

    Research Professor

     

    Sasha Levy

    Sasha Levy

    Assistant Professor, Evolutionary dynamics, network dynamics, yeast genomics, high-throughput technology development

     

  • Membrane Biology
    Michael Airola

    Michael Airola

    Assistant Professor, Structural biology of lipid modifying enzymes

     

    Brown, Deborah

    Brown, Deborah

    Professor

     

    Hannun, Yusuf

    Hannun, Yusuf

    MD, Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center. Primary Appointment, Director, Cancer Center; Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine; Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine. Bioactive lipids in cancer pathogenesis and therapeutics

     

    London, Erwin

    London, Erwin

    Distinguished Professor, Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids.

     

    Aaron Neiman

    Aaron Neiman

    Professor, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast

     

    Steven O. Smith

    Steven O. Smith

    Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins

     

  • Neurobiology
    Dale Deutsch

    Dale Deutsch

    Professor, Protein glycosylation Professor, The uptake of anandamide and 2-AG (the endocannabinoids) and the neurobiochemistry and cell biology of the enzymes involved in their metabolism

     

    Bernadette Holdener

    Bernadette Holdener

    Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development

     

    Lonnie Wollmuth

    Lonnie Wollmuth

    Professor, Primary Appointment Neurobiology

     

    Nurit Ballas

    Nurit Ballas

    Research Professor,   The cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the autism spectrum disorder Rett syndrome  

     

  • Plant Biology
    Vitaly Citovsky

    Vitaly Citovsky

    Distinguished Professor , Intercellular transport, genetic transformation, and chromatin remodeling in plants

     

    Harvard Lyman

    Harvard Lyman

    Associate Professor Emeritus, Photoregulation of Chloroplast Synthesis. Redox Regulation of Phototaxis

     

    Chang-Jun Liu

    Chang-Jun Liu

    Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory

     

  • Science Education
    Paul Bingham

    Paul Bingham

    Associate Professor, Genetic control of development and gene expression in animals

     

    David Bynum

    David Bynum

    Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Director of LIGASE (Long Island Group Advancing Science Education), K-Postdoc education and research including science teacher education

     

    Peter J. Gergan

    Peter J. Gergan

    Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development

     

    Keith Sheppard

    Keith Sheppard

    Director of Science Education, Associate Professor, Three areas of science education - all with the fundamental aim of improving the teaching and learning of science at every level of education.

     

  • Structural Biology
    Michael Airola

    Michael Airola

    Assistant Professor, Structural biology of lipid modifying enzymes

     

    Jarrod B. French

    Jarrod B. French

    Assistant Professor, Structure, function and mechanism of proteins and protein complexes involved in human nucleotide metabolism.

     

    Steven Glynn

    Steven Glynn

    Assistant Professor, Structure, function and mechanism of proteins and protein complexes involved in human nucleotide metabolism.

     

    Steven O. Smith

    Steven O. Smith

    Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins

     

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