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Faculty & Staff News - 2008

December Dr. Jorge L. Benach, Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, has received the University's highest academic rank of Distinguished Professor. The title was created by the SUNY Board of Trustees to recognize and reward the scholarship and research of SUNY's finest and most accomplished faculty.
December Dr. Laurie T. Krug joins the department as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Krug comes from Emory University where she trained as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Samuel Speck. The focus of her research is gammaherpesvirus pathogenesis using murine gammaherpesvirus 68 as a model system.
January Dr. Janet Hearing is promoted to Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology.