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March 2022

Dr. Heather Lynch

Heather J. Lynch, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the first Endowed Chair for Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University’s Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), has been named by The Pew Charitable Trusts as a recipient of the 2022 Pew fellowship in marine conservation.

October 2021


Chi-Kuo Hu, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is a recipient of a 2021 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project that studies how organisms live in dormancy and its effect on quality of life. The award includes a five-year, $1.5 million grant. Read more


September 2021

David Dr. David Thanassi, of Stony Brook University, has used molecular biology and cryoelectron microscopy to successfully unravel the structure of bacterial appendages called P pili. These pili are deployed by uropathogenic strains of Escherichia coli bacteria that cause kidney infections. The structure of P pili had been elusive to scientists for many years. Read More


December 2020

Headshot of Dr. Hollingsworth

Dr. Nancy M. Hollingsworth, distinguished teaching professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Read More



August 2020

Undergraduate Biology and the Life Sciences: Living and Learning in the Times of COVID-19:  Dr. Peter Gergen, Director of the Undergraduate Biology Program, gave a virtual presentation to speak about the program and the life sciences at Stony Brook today. Includes student and alumni stories of resilience in overcoming the pandemic's impact on research and education. Panelists include alumni from the Undergraduate Biology Program. Watch Video


October 2019

Krishna Dr. Krishna R. Veeramah (Professor of BIO 367, Molecular Diversity Laboratory and EBH 380, Genomics) Awarded Funding to Study DNA from Medieval Europe. Read More


September 2019

Heather Lynch Dr. Heather Lynch Receives Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists. Read More


April 2019

Giancarlo La Camera Dr. Giancarlo La Camera Wins Funding for Sea Urchin Research. Read More


January 2019

Health Lynch in Antarctica Dr. Heather Lynch Performs Pioneering Penguin Research.  Read More


October 2018

Davalos Dr. Liliana Davalos, Associate Professor in Ecology and Evolution, Wins "Understanding the Rules of Life" National Science Foundation Award


May 2018

Ben Martin Dr. Ben Martin: Using Microscopy and Genetic Analysis to Better Understand Metastasis. Read More


April 2018

Matus and Martin New Imaging Method Identifies How Normal and Cancer Cells Move and Adapt. Read More


March 2018

Heather Lynch Dr. Heather Lynch, Associate Professor in Ecology and Evolution, and colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution discover "supercolony" of Adelie penguins in Antarctica.  Read More


February 2018

Jarrod French Dr. Jarrod French Named Cottrell Scholar for Innovative Research and Training. Read More


July 2017

Krishna Study Sheds Light on Dog Origins-Dr. Krishna Veeramah, Department of Ecology and Evolution. Read More


May 2017

Peter Gergen Dr. J. Peter Gergen, Director of Undergraduate Biology and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, has been named Distinguished Service Professor. Read More



March 2017

Dubnau "Jumping Genes" offer clue to understanding ALS. Read More


January 2017

Matus Research shows that cell division and invasion are separate actions in cancer process. Read More


January 2017

Gary Matthews In Memoriam: Dr. Gary G. Matthews


October 2016

 Lynch Citizen Scientists Can Now Lend a Hand in Penguin Conservation-Dr. Heather Lynch, Department of Ecology and Evolution. Read More, Also Seen in Newsday


September 2016

Fontanini The brain perceives taste with all senses, research reveals-Dr. Alfred Fontanini, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior. Read More


October 2015

Matus Lab Study suggests targeting invasive cells, not dividing cells, to halt cancer-Dr. David Matus, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Read More