MARKUS A. SEELIGER
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University School of MedicineHometown: Hannover, Germany Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Jessica Seeliger, Hannover 96, Diving
Markus received his Diploma in Biochemistry from Hannover University, Germany. He performed his graduate research at Cambridge University with Laura Itzhaki and Alan Fersht in Protein Folding and Protein Engineering. In 2003 he joined John Kuriyan’s group in Berkeley to work on structure and function of protein kinases. He joined the faculty in Stony Brook 2009 to start his independent career.
Undergraduate, BiochemistryHometown: Yonkers, New York Favorites: Basketball, swimming, football
Peter’s goal is to attend medical school after completing a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry at Stony Brook University. He is interested in becoming an Infectious Disease Specialist as well as continuing his career in research.
Doctoral Student in Molecular and Cellular PharmacologyHometown: Burkina Faso Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Family, Cooking and Exploring.
Emilie graduated High School in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and received a BA in Biochemistry from Hunter College, CUNY. As an undergraduate, she had the opportunity to work with Dr. Choudhary at Brown University to investigate the potential of Anoctamin-1 as a target for treating Pulmonary Hypertension using small molecule inhibitors. In 2015 she entered Stony Brook Pharmacology PhD program and is currently working on understanding the structural basis of small molecules binding to their target enzymes.
Masters student in Molecular and Cellular PharmacologyHometown: Brooklyn, NY Favorites: weight-lifting, traveling, cooking
Diana graduated from Stony Brook with a Bachelors in Pharmacology, working with Dr. Takemaru on Chibby and ciliogenesis. Post-graduation, she worked as a analytical chemist at Cipla Pharmaceuticals before joining Stony Brook Pharmacology Masters program.
Graduate student in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, MSTP fellowHometown: NYC Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th Floor, Room 120 Favorites: Cats, meats
Agatha received a Bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University in Chemical Engineering where she worked on neuroimaging research. In 2013, she entered Stony Brook's MSTP program.
Graduate student in Molecular and Cellular PharmacologyHometown: Singapore Office:Basic Science Tower, 7th Floor, Room 120 Favorites: Bird cams, cooking & travel
Grace received her Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry at Vassar College. She was a research technician at Weill Cornell Medical College studying the role of Her2/neu signaling in breast cancer before joining the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at Stony Brook as a PhD candidate.
Postdoctoral FellowHometown: London, UK Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Manchester United, hot food and bodybuilding
Mike received his BA in Biochemistry from University College London and his PhD in Structural Biology from Birmingham University. Michael is working on the solution dynamics of protein tyrosine kinases.
Research Support SpecialistHometown: New York Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Gardening, Chinese Opera, Cookies
Weibing received her Medical degree from Anhui Medical University, China. Since 1996, she has worked as a research technician/support specialist at Stony Brook University. In 2012, she joined the Seeliger lab to work on protein purification, molecular biology, and provide support for various studies and activities.
Lab MascotHometown: Berkeley, California Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: PEG3350, Cal Bears, Churrascaria
Crystallogrowbear moved from Berkeley with Markus to Stony Brook in 2009. He is currently working on all aspects relating to lab morale and discipline.
Undergraduate Fellow, BiologyHometown: Skopje, Macedonia Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Traveling, chocolate, swimming, Macedonia
Igor Bundalevski is an international student from Macedonia studying Biology at Stony Brook. He joined Dr. Seeliger’s lab in May 2012 and is currently working on understanding Src kinase dynamics. Igor has aspirations in pursuing an MD/PhD career.
Undergraduate Fellow, PharmacologyHometown: Queens, New York Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: TTX, Oxtail, Action movies
Jevon graduated from the Pharmacology program at Stony Brook in 2014. He is aspiring to become a doctor - either of the scientific or the medical variety.
Graduate Student in Molecular and Cell Biology, MSTP FellowHometown: Stony Brook, NY Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Van Morrison, Rugby, Quality Barbecue
Zack received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Dartmouth College. In 2009 he entered Stony Brook's MSTP (MD/PhD) program. In the fall of 2011, after the first 2 years of medical school, he joined the Seeliger lab full time and started his work as a doctoral candidate in the Molecular and Cellular Biology graduate program.
Graduate student in Molecular and Cellular PharmacologyHometown: Medford, New York Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: History, Cooking, Music, and playing Bass Guitar
George received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from Stony Brook University in 2009. During his undergraduate career, he conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Stella Tsirka on the role of tissue plasminogen activator and it’s role in memory and learning (2005-2009). George joined the lab of Dr. Markus Seeliger in January 2010 for his graduate work as gradstudent Nummer 1. He studies the structure and function of protein kinases.
Undergraduate Fellow, PharmacologyHometown: Syosset, New York Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Soccer, reading and sushi
Laura is an undergraduate student at Stony Brook pursuing a degree in Pharmacology. She hopes to fulfill her dreams of attaining an MD/PhD degree.
Undergraduate Fellow, PharmacologyHometown: Wroclaw, Poland Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Snowboarding, traveling, Yorkshire Terriers, Hawaiian Pizza
Maya moved to the United States from Poland in 2010. Her goal is to pursue a PhD after she graduates from Stony Brook University. She hopes to work on drug research and development in the future.
THERESA (CHIA-YU) KUNG
Undergraduate Fellow, BiochemistryHometown: Taipei, Taiwan Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Basketball, Asian Dramas
Theresa is an international student from Taiwan, and is a junior studying Biochemistry at Stony Brook University. She joined the Seeliger lab in Jan 2014, and is eager to pursue a PhD after graduation.
Graduate student in Biochemistry and Structural BiologyHometown: San Diego, California Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th Floor, Room 120 Favorites: California, being outdoors and tinkering with cars
Ivan received a Bachelors of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Biomedical Engineering where he worked on designing an 'atomizing' pipette tip and improving a dimensional stem cell-scaffold seeding device for dimensional tissue regeneration research. He went on to work for the nonprofit MassBiologics in the Boston area for a year before coming to Stony Brook University in the Fall of 2012. He is currently investigating a novel role of p53 in the cell.
Undergraduate Fellow, PharmacologyHometown: Brentwood, New York Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th floor, Room 120 Favorites: Bowling, Sushi, Classic Rock and Roll
Michael received his B.S. in Pharmacology from Stony Brook University in May 2012. His undergraduate research in the Seeliger Lab focused on the specificity of Src kinase inhibitors for regulated Src kinase. Upon graduation, Michael joined the Ph.D. program in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at SBU and now studies cancer biology.
Undergraduate Fellow, PharmacologyHometown: Wantagh, New York Office: Basic Science Tower, 7th Floor, Room 120 Favorites: The beach, hiking, french fries
Samantha is an undergraduate at Stony Brook University, majoring in Pharmacology. She would like to pursue a career in research and drug development.
Senior Resident, Department of Radiology, Stony Brook University HospitalHometown: Denver, Colorado Office: Health Sciences Center, 4th floor Favorites: Animal rescue, SCUBA, skiing
Robert received his Bachelor's degree in from the University of Utah and attended medical school at Stony Brook University. He joined the radiology residency training program at Stony Brook Hospital in 2012.