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    Biochemistry and Cell Biology Primary Faculty

    • Michael Airola, Assistant Professor, Structural biology of lipid modifying enzymes
    • Paul Bingham, Associate Professor, Genetic control of development and gene expression in animals
    • Deborah Brown,  Professor, Cholestrol/sphingolipid-rich domains in membrane signaling
    • Vitaly Citovsky, Distinguished Professor, Intercellular transport, genetic transformation, and chromatin remodeling in plants
    • Neta Dean,  Professor, Protein glycosylation
    • Dale Deutsch , 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,  Assistant Professor, Structure, function and mechanism of proteins and protein complexes involved in human nucleotide metabolism.
    • Peter J. Gergen  , Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development
    • Steven Glynn , Assistant Professor, Structure and mechanism of protein-unfolding machines in mitochondria
    • Bernadette Holdener , Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development
    • Nancy M. Hollingsworth ,Distinguished Teaching Professor, Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis
    • Wali Karzai, , Associate Professor, Structure and function of RNA-binding proteins and biochemical studies of the SmpB.tmRNA quality control system.
    • Erwin London , Distinguished Professor, Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids.
    • Ed Luk , Assistant Professor, Chromosome biology and genome regulation
    • Benjamin Martin , Assistant Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis
    • David Q. Matus,  Assistant Professor ,Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis
    • Aaron Neiman , Professor and Chair, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast
    • 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 , Professor, Extracellular degradation by neutrophil proteases.
    • Steven O. Smith , Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins
    • Gerald Thomsen , Professor, Mechanisms of cell fate determination and embryonic development

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology Joint Faculty

    • Mark Bowen, Associate Professor, Primary Appointment Physiology & Biophysics. Single molecule spectroscopy. Coordination of signal transduction by scaffold proteins
    • 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. Email:  Yusuf.Hannun@stonybrookmedicine.edu
    • Martin KaczochaAssistant 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, Professor, Primary Appointment Neurobiology

    Biochemistry and Cell Biology Emeritus Faculty

    • David Bynum Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Director of LIGASE (Long Island Group Advancing Science Education), K-Postdoc education and research including science teacher education
    • Vince Cirillo, Professor Emeritus
    • Bernard S. Dudock Professor Emeritus, Structure and Function of RNA
    • Marty Freundlich, Professor Emeritus
    • William Lennarz , Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Biosynthesis and degradation of glycoproteins
    • Harvard Lyman , Associate Professor Emeritus, Photoregulation of Chloroplast Synthesis. Redox Regulation of Phototaxis
    • 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, Professor Emeritus
    • Mel Simpson, Professor Emeritus
    • Rolf Sternglanz , Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Chromatin function in gene regulation

    Lecturer

    • Susan Erster
    • Matthew Schmidt
    • Joanne Souza , Lecturer and Director of the Biology Online Program

    Adjunct Faculty

    • Robert Haltiwanger, Adjunct Professor, Role of protein glycosylation in signal transduction and quality control
    • Chang-Jun Liu, Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • 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, Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lipid modification enzymes, enzyme engineering
    • 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 , Research Professor,The cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the autism spectrum disorder Rett syndrome 
    • Raafat El-Maghrabi , Associate Professor (Research), Primary Appointment, Physiology & Biophysics. Email: raafat.el-maghrabi@stonybrook.edu
    • Deniz ErezyilmazResearch Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and Center for Developmental Genetics
    • Daniel Moloney , Research Assistant Professor
    • Hideyuki Takeuchi,Research Assistant Professor
    • Zuzana Zachar , Research Assistant Professor
    • Jörg Schwender, Research Assistant Professor
    • Changcheng Xu, Research Assistant Professor
    • Xiaohong Yu, Research Assistant Professor
    • Sondra Lazarowitz, Research Scholar
    • Guangtao Li, Research Assistant Professor
    • Michael Lake, Visiting Scholar
  • Biochemistry

    • Bingham, Paul , Associate Professor
    • Mark Bowen, Associate Professor, Primary Appointment Physiology & Biophysics. Single molecule spectroscopy. Coordination of signal transduction by scaffold proteins
    • Citovsky, Vitaly , Distinguished Professor, Intercellular transport, genetic transformation, and chromatin remodeling in plants
    • Dean, Neta , Professor, Protein glycosylation
    • 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.  Assistant Professor
    • Gergen, J. Peter , Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development
    • Glynn, Steven , Assistant Professor, Structure and mechanism of protein-unfolding machines in mitochondria
    • Haltiwanger, Robert , Professor, Role of protein glycosylation in signal transduction and quality control
    • Hollingsworth, Nancy M. , Professor, Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis
    • Karzai, Wali , Associate Professor
    • Lennarz, William J ., Distinguished Professor, Biosynthesis and degradation of glycoproteins
    • London , Erwin , Distinguished Professor, Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids.
    • Luk, Ed , Assistant Professor, Chromosome biology and genome regulation
    • Simon, Sanford , Professor
    • Smith, Steven O. , Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins
    • Sternglanz, Rolf , Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Chromatin function in gene regulation
    • Thomsen, Gerald , Professor, Mechanisms of cell fate determination and embryonic development
    • 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 , Associate Professor
    • Hannun, Yusuf A , 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
    • Holdener, Bernadette , Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development
    • Martin, Benjamin , Assistant Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis
    • Matus, David Q.  Assistant Professor , Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis
    • Simon, Sanford , Professor
  • Cell Biology
     
    • Brown, Deborah , Professor
    • Citovsky, Vitaly ,Distinguished Professor, Intercellular transport, genetic transformation, and chromatin remodeling in plants
    • Dean, Neta , Professor, Protein glycosylation
    • 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 , 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. , Professor, Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis
    • Karzai, Wali , Associate Professor
    • Luk, Ed , Assistant Professor, Chromosome biology and genome regulation
    • Matus, David Q.  Assistant Professor , Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis
    • Neiman, Aaron , Professor, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast
    • Sternglanz, Rolf , Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Chromatin function in gene regulation
  • Developmental Biology
     
    • Gergen, J. Peter , Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development
    • Holdener, Bernadette , Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development
    • Martin, Benjamin , Assistant Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis
    • Matus, David Q.  Assistant Professor , Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis
    • Liu, Qiong (Alison), Research Assistant Professor
    • Thomsen, Gerald , Professor, Mechanisms of cell fate determination and embryonic development
    • Ballas, Nurit , Research Professor
  • Genetics
     
    • Neta Dean , Professor, Protein glycosylation
    • Peter J. Gergen , Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development
    • Bernadette Holdener , Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development
    • Nancy M. Hollingsworth , Professor, Chromosome behavior in yeast meiosis
    • Ed Luk , Assistant Professor, Chromosome biology and genome regulation
    • Benjamin Martin , Assistant Professor, Stem cell maintenance and differentiation, Developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis
    • David Q. Matus.  Assistant Professor ,Evolutionary, cell and developmental biological approaches to studying nematode uterine-vuval attachment and morphogenesis
    • Aaron Neiman , Professor, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast
    • Rolf Sternglanz, , Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Chromatin function in gene regulation
    • Nurit Ballas , Research Professor
    • Sasha Levy, Assistant Professor, Evolutionary dynamics, network dynamics, yeast genomics, high-throughput technology development
  • Membrane Biology
     
    • Michael Airola, Assistant Professor, Structure
    • Deborah Brown , Professor
    • Yusuf 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. Email:  Yusuf.Hannun@stonybrookmedicine.edu
    • Erwin London , Distinguished Professor, Structure, organization, and function of membrane proteins and membrane lipids.
    • Aaron Neiman , Professor, The cell biology of sporulation in yeast
    • Steven O. Smith , Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins
  • Neurobiology
     
    • Dale Deutsch , Professor, The uptake of anandamide and 2-AG (the endocannabinoids) and the neurobiochemistry and cell biology of the enzymes involved in their metabolism
    • Mark Bowen, Associate Professor, Primary Appointment Physiology & Biophysics. Single molecule spectroscopy. Coordination of signal transduction by scaffold proteins
    • Bernadette Holdener , Associate Professor, Genetic regulation of epithelial to mesenchymal transition during mouse embryonic development
    • Lonnie Wollmuth Professor, Primary Appointment Neurobiology
    • Nurit Ballas , Research Professor
  • Plant Biology
     
    • Vitaly Citovsky ,Distinguished Professor, Intercellular transport, genetic transformation, and chromatin remodeling in plants
    • Harvard Lyman , Associate Professor, Photoregulation of Chloroplast Synthesis. Redox Regulation of Phototaxis
    • Chang-Jun Liu , Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Science Education
     
    • Paul Bingham , Associate Professor
    • David Bynum ,Distinguished Service Professor, Director of LIGASE (Long Island Group Advancing Science Education), K-Postdoc education and research including science teacher education
    • Peter Gergen, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Biology
    • 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, Assistant Professor, Structure
    • Mark Bowen, Associate Professor, Primary Appointment Physiology & Biophysics. Single molecule spectroscopy. Coordination of signal transduction by scaffold proteins
    • Jarrod B. French.  Assistant Professor
    • Steven Glynn, Assistant Professor, Structure and mechanism of protein-unfolding machines in mitochondria
    • Steven O. Smith , Professor, Structure and function of membrane proteins
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