Faculty Recruitment: Dr. Patricia Thompson

October 2014

Drs. Kenneth Shroyer and Yusuf Hannun are very happy to announce the recruitment of Dr. Patricia Thompson as Professor in the Department of Pathology and the Associate Director for Basic Research in the Cancer Center. Dr. Thompson moved to Stony Brook from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Thompson leads a nationally prominent research program that has focused on the evolution of molecular and cellular changes that occur during the development of colorectal and breast cancer. Her research is concentrated primarily on the discovery and validation of biomarkers that help identify individuals at greatest risk for cancer recurrence, to enable more precise and effective methods to treat cancer patients. Dr. Thompson completed her PhD in Immunology/Microbiology and postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Texas HSC, San Antonio and a postdoctoral research fellowship in Molecular Epidemiology at the National Center for Toxicology Research. She has held faculty appointments at the University of Arkansas, at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and at the University of Arizona as a faculty member in the Department of Pathology and the Arizona Cancer Center. In these roles, Dr. Thompson has been the Program Leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program and the PI of the Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Gastrointestinal Cancers.  She has authored well over 100 important research manuscripts, is a member of a number of national grant review panels, and is principal investigator for several major research awards from the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Thompson’s outstanding track record of achievements, including her experience in the leadership of a nationally prominent basic and translational cancer research program, have uniquely qualified her to take on these major leadership roles in the Department of Pathology and the Cancer Center.

Kenneth R. Shroyer, MD, PhD
The Marvin Kuschner Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology

Yusuf A. Hannun, MD
Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center
Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine
Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine