Stony Brook University
Stony Brook University    |    School of Medicine
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Department Chair, Jorge Benach

Established in 1970 the Department has continuously been the home for world-class research programs in areas ranging from microbial pathogenesis and model organism genetics to cancer biology. 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.

Professor Patrick Hearing has been selected to become a member of the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee of the National Institutes of Health. More

Distinguished Professor Eckard Wimmer is the recipient of the 2014 Loeffler-Frosch Medal, an award bestowed by the German Society for Virology.

Professor James Bliska has been elected Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. More

Professor Erich Mackow has been invited to present the keynote address at the IX International Conference on Hantaviruses to be held in Beijing, China in June 2013.

Professor Erich Mackow has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. This honor is in recognition of his original contributions to the microbiological sciences and for excellence and creativity in his research program.

Prestigious Robert Koch Gold Medal awarded to Distinguished Professor Eckard Wimmer. More

Distinguished Professor Eckard Wimmer has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. More

Professor James Bliska has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. This honor is in recognition of his scientific achievement and original research contributions that have advanced the field of microbiology.

Distinguished Professor Eckard Wimmer has been honored by U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop for his contributions to the community by bestowing on him a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.

The Eckard Wimmer Graduate Student Scholarship is established by friends and associates of Distinguished Professor Eckard Wimmer.

Wei-Xing Zong and colleagues in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Pathology and Preventative Medicine identify a potential marker and therapeutic target for aggressive and advanced-stage breast cancer. More...

"Viruses Forever", a symposium in honor of Professor Eckard Wimmer's 75th birthday, will be held on May 27, 2011. More...

Distinguished University Professor and Departmental Chair Jorge Benach is elected to the rank of AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. More...

Distinguished Professor Eckard Wimmer receives the M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize from the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. More...

Jorge Benach and Colleagues Receive $7.4 million from NIH for Emerging Pathogen research. More...

Wei-Xing Zong Receives Prestigious Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Grant. More...

New Approach For Viral Attenuation Developed By Researchers in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and Computer Science. More...

D. Thanassi & Colleagues Create A "Molecular Snapshot" Of A Virulence Factor On The Bacterial Surface. More...

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