Dr. Moll- Chancellors Award

It is with pride and honor that I announce Dr. Ute Moll, Vice Chair for Experimental Pathology and Professor in the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook Medicine, as the recipient of the 2016-2017 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in the category ‘Scholarship and Creative Activities”. This award from SUNY Central supports the pursuits foundational to sustaining the intellectual growth of SUNY institutions by recognizing consistently outstanding scholarly and creative productivity.  

Dr. Moll is internationally renowned for her seminal discoveries related to the p53/p63/p73 gene family in cancer, development and tissue homeostasis. This is a highly competitive field, since p53 is the single most scrutinized gene in cancer biology (as evidenced e.g. by > 80,000 scientific publications to date that contain the keyword ‘p53’). She also contributed major knowledge regarding the link between inflammation and cancer through her work on the pro-inflammatory cytokine MIF. Members of Dr. Moll’s lab engineer genetic mouse models and use broad molecular analyses of human tissues to query biological systems. Her research is regularly published in top-ranking journals. She is also an outstanding mentor; nearly all of her 22 postdocs have gone on to successful academic careers and 11 hold professorships (8 are women). She is also board certified in anatomic pathology and maintains part-time clinical duties in the Pathology Department at Stony Brook Medicine, contributing to the training of our Pathology Residents. 

Dr. Ute Moll is a true superstar of biomedical research and I have no doubt that she deserves this award. 

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