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Nicole S. Sampson

nicole sampson

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Nicole S. Sampson, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, was named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences effective March 1, 2020, after serving as interim Dean since July 2018.

Sampson completed her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA and completed her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley.  After holding an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard, she joined Stony Brook University in 1993 as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, later serving as Chair of the Department from 2012-2017. Sampson previously served as Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and is currently a member of the Biochemistry and Structural Biology Graduate Program as well as of the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Graduate Program.  She is Co-Director of a Chemical Biology Training Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a founding faculty member in Stony Brook's Institute for Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery. Sampson’s research interests span from unraveling the molecular intricacies of mammalian fertilization to finding new treatments for tuberculosis and cholera.

In 2017, Sampson was selected as a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). She has received more than $16 million in research support primarily from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and issued patents. Sampson serves on the editorial advisory boards of Accounts of Chemical Research, the Journal of Organic Chemistry, and chairs the editorial advisory board of Chemical & Engineering News. She reviews NIH training grants nation-wide as a member of the Training and Workforce Development B Study Section at the NIH. In 2017, Sampson was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.



Menaza Townsend
Assistant to the Dean 
College of Arts & Sciences
Melville Library E-3320
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3391