|August||The discovery that highly elevated levels of the enzyme sPA2-IIA correlate with poor outcomes in patients with COVID-19, research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by Professor Maurizio Del Poeta and colleagues, is hailed as a new target for diagnosis and therapeutics.|
|June||The Hertz Foundation highlights the research accomplishments of Dr. Jessica Seeliger, Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacological Sciences and Microbiology & Immunology and Hertz Foundation Fellow.|
|May||Stony Brook University celebrates the 20th anniversary of a seminal publication from the laboratory of Dr. Carol Carter.|
|April||Dr. Maurizio Del Poeta is named a State University of New York Distinguished Professor in recognition of his commitment to professional excellence, his broad-ranging achievements as a prolific researcher and scholar, his major contributions to the field, and his pioneering and innovative research.|
|March||Professor Nancy Reich and colleagues identified a role for KRAS in immune evasion of pancreatic ductal carcinoma. Their findings were published in the journal Nature Communications.|
|February||Dr. Maurizio Del Poeta, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, is elected into fellowship of the American Academy of Microbiology in recognition of his outstanding scientific achievements and contributions to the field.|
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology welcomes Dr. Daniel Salamango, Assistant Professor. Dr. Salamango's research is focused on host antiviral responses and subversion of these responses by important human pathogens such as HIV-1, influenza viruses, and SARS-CoV-2.