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  • Alphabetical

    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.

    J. Peter Gergen  , Professor, Regulation of gene expression during Drosophila development

    Steven Glynn , Associate Professor, Structure and mechanism of protein-unfolding machines in mitochondria

    Bernadette Holdener , Associate Professor, Understanding how defects in glycosylation lead to birth defects

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

    David Q. Matus,  Assistant Professor Cell cycle regulation of morphogenesis and cell invasive behavior

    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

    Crysten Blaby, Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Ian Blaby, Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

    Chang-Jun Liu, Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Qun Liu, Adjunct Professor

    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.

    Changcheng Xu, Research Assistant Professor

    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

    Daniel Moloney , Research Assistant Professor

    Zuzana Zachar , Research Assistant Professor

    Jörg Schwender, 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

    Holdener, Bernadette , Associate Professor, Understanding how defects in glycosylation lead to birth defects

    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

    Holdener, BernadetteAssociate Professor, Understanding how defects in glycosylation lead to birth defects

    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, Understanding how defects in glycosylation lead to birth defects

    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

    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, Understanding how defects in glycosylation lead to birth defects

    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

    Neta Dean,    Professor, Protein glycosylation

    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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