Faculty & Staff News - 2006

December Dr. Michael Hayman has been selected to serve as Associate Director for Research of the Stony Brook Cancer Center.
April Dr. Jorge L. Benach assumes the role of Interim Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.

Sean Connolly receives the prestigious Northeastern Association of Graduate School's Doctoral Dissertation Award. Dr. Connolly received his PhD in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology in 2004. His dissertation, "The Clearance of Relapsing Fever Spirochetemia is Mediated by Complement-Independent Bactericidal Antibodies" , was advised by Dr. Jorge Benach. Dr. Connolly is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.
January Dr. Christopher S. Lee joins the department as an Assistant Professor. He comes from New York University Medical Center.