Professor of Medicine
President, Faculty Senate—Health Sciences
Roy Steigbigel is Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Pathology, and Pharmacological Sciences at Stony Brook University Medical Center, Director of the Comprehensive AIDS Center, and Chief of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. He is also President of the Faculty Senate—Health Sciences. A member of the faculty for 27 years, Dr. Steigbigel specializes in Infectious Diseases and has led research and clinical trials in the areas of host defense mechanisms, with an emphasis on mechanisms of immune dysfunction induced by HIV infection pathways by which HIV enters human cells. Work at the Center revolves around new therapies for people with HIV infection with analysis of restoration of immune system by these therapies. Dr. Steigbigel received his infectious disease training at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation, and subsequently was on the faculty of the University of Rochester before founding the Division of Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook.