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ICB&DD Organization

ICB&DD is organized in conjunction with the Chemistry Department and the core laboratories, facilities, and offices are located in the Chemistry Building. However, its operation and management are independent of the Chemistry Department. It is essential for this "Center of Excellence" that the Director of ICB&DD directly reports to the University Executive Committee, i.e., Provost, Vice President for Research, and Vice President for the Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Ojima, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, serves as the founding Director of the institute. ICB&DD has core Members, Project Members, Steering Committee Members, and Advisory Board Members. The activities of the Director and Members will be reviewed every 5 years. In addition, there is a Laboratory Director for Bioanalytical Instrumentation (a Ph.D. chemist) as well as a Laboratory Director for Combinatorial Chemistry and Synthesis (a Ph.D. chemist) and his/her Technical Support Specialist (a B.S./M.S. chemist). Both Laboratory Directors of the ICB&DD facilities report to the Director of the Institute.

ICB&DD will take the "Team Project" approach to attack major biomedical problems. Accordingly, Project Members and Advisory Board Members will be invited to participate in particular projects which may lead to a dynamic change in membership, contingent on the status of projects and necessary expertise. The current members of ICB&DD are as follows:

Director: Iwao Ojima (Distinguished Professor, Chemistry)

Advisory Board Members:  Richard Clark (SBU, Biomedical Engineering), Wendy Cornell (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center), Yusuf Hannun (SBU-SOM Cancer Center),   William Murray (former Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute), John Piwinski (former, Schering-Plough),  Robert Volkmann (former, Pfizer), William Greenlee (former, Merck Research Laboratories),  Kenneth Dill (SBU, Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology) and Andreas Grill (DepYmed Inc.).

Steering Committee Members: Peter Tonge (Chair), John Haley, Robert Rizzo, Kenneth Shroyer, Carlos Simmerling, Dale Deutsch, Nicole Sampson, Maurizio Del Poeta, Jinfang Ju, Jin Wang, Miguel Garcia-Diaz and Michael Frohman. 

Members: Michael Airola (Biochemistry and Cell Biology),Wadie Bahou (Medicine), Agnieszka Bialkowska (Medicine), Paul Bingham (Biochemistry and Cell Biology),  Elizabeth Boon (Chemistry),  Ezster Boros (Chemistry), Isaac Carrico (Chemistry), Saikat Chowdhury (Biochemistry and Cell Biology), Congwu Du (Biomedical Engineering), Maurizio Del Poeta (Microbiology and Immunology), Dale Drueckhammer (Chemistry), Alfredo Fontanini  Neurobiology and Behaviour), Jarrod French (Biochemistry/ Cell Biology),  Michael Frohman, (Pharmacology), Miguel Garcia-Diaz (Pharmacology), Steven Glynn (Biochemistry/Cell Biology), David Green (Applied Mathematics & Statistics),John Haley (SBU Cancer Center), Janet Hearing (Microbiology and Immunology), Patrick Hearing (Microbiology and Immunology), Tadashi Honda (Chemistry), Jacob Houghton (Radiology), Jingfang Ju ( Pathology), Francis Johnson (Pharmacology/Chemistry), (Martin Kaczocha (SOM Anesthesiology), Wali Karzai (Biochemistry and Cell Biology),  Hyungjin Kim (Pharmacology), Dmytro Kozakov (Applied Mathematics and Statistics), Scott Laughlin (Chemistry), Richard Lin (Medicine), Luis Martinez (Pathology), Todd Miller (Physiology and Biophysics), David Montrose (Pathology), Ming-Yu Ngai (Chemistry),  Daniel Raleigh (Chemistry), Basil Rigas (Preventive Medicine/ Pharmacology), Rob Rizzo (Applied Mathematics and Statistics),  Adam Rosebrock (Pathology),  Nicole Sampson (Chemistry), Jessica Seeliger, (Pharmacology), Markus Seeliger (Pharmacology),  Kenneth Shroyer (Pathology), Carlos Simmerling (Chemistry), Dongyan Tan (Pharmacology), David Thanassi, (Microbiology and Immunology), Styliani-Anna (Stella) Tsirka (Pharmacology),  Peter Tonge (Chemistry), Stephen Walker (Oral Biology and Pathology), Jin Wang (Chemistry), Stanislaus Wong (Chemistry), Vincent Yang (Medicine), Donghui Zhu ( Biomedical Engineering).

Off Campus Project Members: Angelo Gunasekera (Chembio Diagnostics), Takushi Kaneko (TB Alliance), Huilin Li (Van Andel Research Institute), Lloyd Trotman (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory).

Emeritus Members:  Dale Deutsch (Biochemistry and Cell Biology), Wen-Tien Chen (Medicine), Roger Johnson (Physiology & Biophysics), Stanley Zucker (Medicine/VA), Galina Botchkina (Surgical Oncology),  .


Strategic Research Laboratories:

        Anti-inflammatory Research Laboratory 
        Tadashi Honda, Laboratory Director

Research Programs:

Structural and Computational Biology Program
Miguel Garcia-Diaz, Director for Structural Biology Program
Jin Wang, Director for Computational Biology Program

Tuberculosis Related Research Program 
Maurizio Del Poeta, Program Director

Cancer Research Program
Kenneth Shroyer, Program Director

Chemical Biology Training Program
Elizabeth Boon, Program Director; Jessica Seeiliger

ICB&DD Staff

Roxanne Brockner
Assitant to the Director

Nan Wang
Acting Director of Analytical Instrumetation Laboratory

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