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SBU Researchers Discover Possible New Approach for Developing Antifungal Drugs

CryptoimageThe last drug designed to more effectively treat dangerous systemic fungal infections, most often affecting immunocompromised patients, was developed more than 20 years ago. Now an interdisciplinary team of investigators from Stony Brook University believe they have identified what may be a new approach toward developing another class of better antifungal agents. (Read more)

Michael Airola receives 2022 Walter Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipids

maCongratulations to  Michael Airola,  Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology for receiving the 2022 Walter Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipids.  Airola’s lab studies the molecular details of lipid metabolism and transport and seeks to develop new pharmacological tools that inhibit lipid-modifying enzymes for the treatment of cancer and fungal disease  (read more).

Wali Karzai appointed Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

wkCongratulations ICB&DD Member  Wali Karzai

Alfredo Fontantini appointed Vice-Provost for Research and Infrastructure

afCongratulations ICB&DD Member  Alfredo Fontantini

Eszter Boros wins the $200K Stony Brook Discovery Prize


Eszter Boros, Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemistry was announced as the winner of the 2021 Stony Brook Discovery Prize on April 28 (read more)

Congratulations to Maurizio Del Poeta for being elected to the American Academy of Microbiology as Fellow

maurizioProfessor                    Department of  Microbiology and Immunology has been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology  as a Fellow, based on his scientific achievements and contributions to the field of microbiology.

Congratulations to Professor Iwao Ojima Elected to European Academy of Sciences

Professor Ojima will be honored at the induction ceremony of new members at EurASc’s Annual Symposium and Ceremony of Awards event this April at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France, which will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Read more)

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Message from the Director

oDr. Iwao Ojima, Distinguished Professor and Director, ICB&DD 

Welcome to the Institute of Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery

The primary objective of ICB&DD is to establish a world-class “ Center of Excellence” in chemical biology and drug discovery at Stony Brook.  The rapid and impressive advancement of chemical biology in the last decades clearly demonstrated that solutions for vast majority of medical problems rely on the understanding of the molecular basis of diseases, therapeutic targets, drug actions, and drug resistance.  ICB&DD promotes highly productive interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research bridging the West, East and South campuses as well as Brookhaven National Laboratory to attack major and significant biomedical problems to find solutions including the discovery of novel therapeutic drugs. ICB&DD significantly contributes to the advancement of a truly comprehensive biomedical research enterprise from molecular science to clinic at Stony Brook.

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