Improve our understanding of the world and universe around us
As the world evolves, and the challenges we face become more complex, the need to
understand the world around us has never been greater. At Stony Brook, the innovative
research taking place across campus is igniting new understanding and knowledge every
Physicists and mathematicians at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics are studying
string theory and cosmology to answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter
and the evolution of the universe.
At Stony Brook’s Joint Photon Science Institute, investigation into the structure
and properties of materials is solving an array of innovation puzzles, from designing
better batteries to developing more effective medications.
The Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics is studying neural activity to better understand
how the brain evolves during the learning process, and how it adapts to changes such
as varied environmental conditions, neurodegenerative disorders, cognitive decline
and drug addiction.
Deliver cutting-edge, research-based patient care
Stony Brook is a national leader in the translation of scientific discovery into research-based
patient care, medical therapies and disease treatment and prevention.
Scientists in the Stony Brook University Cancer Center are applying their work in
metabolomics, DNA damage response, genetics and biomarker discovery to advance our
understanding of the origins of cancer and open new avenues for prevention and treatment.
Stony Brook faculty from 45 academic departments, from chemistry to engineering, are
rapidly translating innovative research into solutions that address the vast range
of healthcare, psychosocial, behavioral and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine is being translated into stem
cell-based platform therapies for lethal cardiac arrhythmias and other urgent healthcare
Engineer solutions to society’s most complex problems
From searching for treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease to finding cleaner and more
sustainable energy sources today, the solutions to society’s most complex problems
lie in the hands of the researchers and scholars at Stony Brook University.
The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology is developing remote
and touchless monitors that enable seniors to live more safe and independent lives.
Researchers are using global climate modeling, Artificial Intelligence and satellite
imagery to learn more about the effects of climate change on phenomena such as tropical
cyclones, endangered wildlife populations and other environmental issues.
The departments of Biomedical Engineering, Psychiatry and Pharmacological Science
are working together to better understand the relationship between inflammation in
the brain and depression, with the ultimate goal of developing targeted interventions
that may reduce inflammation and treat the symptoms of depression.