Message From The Chair
Molecular Genetics & Microbiology has been the home for world-class research programs in areas ranging from microbial pathogenesis and model organism genetics to cancer biology since its founding in 1970. Our mission is to advance the knowledge of the fundamental causes, means of prevention and treatment of human diseases.
We are dedicated to graduate training and are committed to providing a highly interactive atmosphere in which students and post-doctoral fellows will thrive.
Explore our website to learn more about the life of the department, our graduate program and research projects.
Dr. David Thanassi, Interim Chair
A workshop, Preparing Future Faculty, was held at Stony Brook University on June 27-29 and was organized in part by MGM faculty members Carol Carter (co-organizer) and Laurie Krug. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from a dozen institutions received advice from SBU faculty on how to obtain a faculty position and be successful in that position. More information about the workshop may be found here.
Tick-borne disease experts in MGM were featured in a symposium on April 12, 2018. Jorge Benach, Luis Marcos and Eric Spitzer spoke about Lyme disease, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and emergent tick-borne diseases in Long Island, as well as challenges in diagnosis and patient care. The symposium was widely covered by the press including Long Island Newsday. Read more about work at Stony Brook University to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat tick-borne diseases.
The discovery of a novel gene and potential drug target involved in Cryptococcus neoformans pathogenesis by Genetics graduate student Mansa Munshi was reported in Long Island Newsday on March 11, 2018.