Brookhaven National Lab (Biosciences) - Research Sponsors



Faculty Sponsor   Course   Sect.   Research Interests

Babst, Benjamin           We take a whole-plant approach, using radio-isotope tracers developed by our group at Brookhaven to study plant metabolism and transport in vivo. Working collaboratively to combine our techniques with metabolomics and genomics, we will not only advance our understanding of whole-plant function, but also begin to unravel the metabolic pathways, signals, and genes that control plant biochemistry, development, and physiology.

Benveniste, Helene           Metabolomics & Effect of Anesthesia, Biomarkers & imaging 

Biegon, Anat          

NEUROL. Brain response to traumatic, ischemic or inflammatory insults; Sex differences and gonadal hormone modulation of brain function in health and disease; Development and validation of radiopharmaceuticals for non invasive imaging of neurotransmitter and hormone markers in the brain

Dilmanian, Avraham            Microbeam radiation therapy, an experimental method that uses arrays of parallel, thin planes of radiation.  

Du, Congwu           Simultaneous detection of the cerebral blood flow, blood volume and oxygenation as well as intracellular calcium in vivo using visible fluorescence spectroscopy and photon migration techniques.

Eswaramoorthy, S.           Function of selected proteins such as toxins and amino-acid processing enzymes through crystallographic structure analysis.

Ferrieri, Richard           Developing new technology using radiotracers to interrogate induced sink strength in plants at metabolic and whole-plant levels.

Fowler, Joanne           Organic synthesis; radiotracer design and synthesis with positron emitters; mechanistic studies relating to the development of radiotracers for positron emission tomography (PET) for animal, human and plant studies; translational applications of radiotracers to problems in energy and environment and human health; PET studies of receptor activity, enzyme activity and drug and plant hormone movement.

Freimuth, Paul           Adenovirus attachment, Expression & folding of recombinant proteins

Fu, Dax           Aquaporins, Metal transporters, Membrane protein structure/function

Gifford, Andrew           Radiochemical labeling of biomolecules, especially those that can be used to investigate biological and metabolic processes relevant to DOE goals in systems biology.

Goldstein, Rita           My primary research interest lies in studying the interplay between the cognitive-emotional-behavioral and neurobiological changes that accompany cocaine addiction with the goal of understanding the mechanisms that underlie the recurring nature of addiction to drugs (intoxication, withdrawal, craving, relapse).

Guida, Peter           Determining how ionizing radiation affects cells of the human central nervous system.

Hooker, Jacob           Epigenetics; neurotransmitter Systems; organic synthesis; radiotracer design and synthesis with positron-emitting isotopes; radiochemistry methodology

Keszenman, Deborah           Interrelation between stress responses; Radiation DNA damage

Li, Huilin           Cryo-EM, Molecular machines, Protein localization in cells

Liu, Chang-Jun           Flavinoid/isoflavinoid & Plant cell wall pathways, Protein engineering

Logan, Jean            

Mangel, Walter           Viral proteinases, Rational drug design

Maslov, Sergei           Systems, computational, and evolutionary biology with particular emphasis on large-scale properties of complex biomolecular networks. These networks operate inside living cells on multiple levels including protein-protein binding interactions, transcriptional regulation, signaling, metabolic reactions, etc. 

Miura, Michiko           Developing new radiosensitizers for XRT and boron-carriers for BNCT. Various compounds, carboranyl porphyrins, in particular, are synthesized and then tested in tumor-bearing rodents to assess critical biological properties: Biodistribution, toxicity, and therapeutic efficacy.

Orville, Allen           Correlated single-crystal spectroscopy + x-ray diffraction

Pena, Louis           Our laboratory investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms of radiation sensitivity.  Ionizing radiation can induce cells to undergo programmed cell death (apoptosis), independent of DNA damage.

Qu, Wenchao           Developing radioisotope and stable isotope labeled bioactive organic molecules and utilizing them as probes for plant imaging as well as for investigating biological metabolism processes.

Robinson, Howard           X29 - Mail-in program, High-throughput methods

Schlyer, David           Cyclotron targetry development; nuclear cross-section measurement; Biomedical imaging technology

Schneider, Dieter           X12B - Beamline automation, Advanced design

Schueller, Michael          

Cyclotron operations, targetry, very short half life isotopes (< 1 minute); Radiotracer Chemistry and Neuroimaging

Schwender, Jorg           Metabolic flux analysis, Central carbon metabolism pathways

Shanklin, John           Lipid modifying enzymes, Protein engineering, Plant oils

Shumay, Elena           Biological imaging

Soares, Alex           Mail-in program, New methods

Studier, F. William           T7, Protein production, Structural genomics

Swaminathan, S.           Toxins, Rational drug design, Databases, Structural genomics

Sweet, Robert           Technology, service, and training for synchrotron crystallography

Tafrov, Stefan           Histone Acetyltransferases and Space Radiation DNA Damage

Thanos, Peter           Our laboratory's main areas of interest are geared towards better understanding the mechanisms of addiction, including: alcohol, drug abuse and obesity.

Tomasi, Dardo           MRI gradient coil design, functional MRI and PET imaging.

Vaska, Paul           Our lab develops new instrumentation and processing techniques to enhance the functional capabilities of PET, and also to combine it with synergistic modalities such as MRI to provide unprecedented, multidimensional information for broad applications ranging from the traditional areas of cancer diagnosis and brain research to plant science with the aim of developing improved biofuels.

Wang, G. J.           The application of PET and functional MRI to the study of various brain disorders. He is interested in using PET to study the neuro-psychiatric mechanisms and manifestations of alcoholism, drug addiction, obesity and eating disorder in humans and in animal models.

Wilson, Paul           Mammalian DNA damage response pathways, radiation biology

Xu, Changcheng           Lipid biosynthesis and storage, lipid transport, microalgae

Undergraduate Biology, 107-112 CMM/BLL, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5110 - 631 632-8530, 631-632-1680 (fax)

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