Kenneth R. Shroyer, MD, PhD
THE MARVIN KUSCHNER PROFESSOR & CHAIR OF PATHOLOGY
In 2007, Kenneth R. Shroyer, MD, PhD, came to Stony Brook University as The Marvin Kuschner Professor and Chair of Pathology. While at the University, his pioneering work has fostered Dr. Kuschner’s legacy in Pathology with the expansion of knowledge and advancement of Stony Brook’s capabilities in the field.
A general surgical pathologist with a subspecialty expertise in gynecologic oncology, Dr. Shroyer has extensive experience in gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology, including fine needle aspiration cytopathology. His considerable expertise has helped him to pioneer novel methods to improve the accuracy of the cytologic and histologic classification of tumors.
Dr. Shroyer invented the method of DNP labeling of nucleic acid probes, helped pioneer the development of methods for in situ hybridization of mRNAS in the early 80s, and was the first to report the analysis of x-chromosome inactivation in archival tissues as a marker of clonality. He participated in the early validation of tyramide-based signal amplification technology for in situ hybridization and high sensitivity immunohistochemistry.