Michael Caponegro

SBMS Trainee: Michael Caponegro

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Graduate Advisor: Dr. Stella Tsirka
Clinical Advisor:
Graduate Program: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Email: michael.caponegro@stonybrook.edu




Originally from Saint James, NY, I obtained a Bachelor's of Science with a concentration in biochemistry from SUNY Oneonta in 2013. I briefly undertook a small undergraduate research project, working with Dr. Allan Green, identifying Oxamate's effect on glucose uptake and glycolysis in rat adipocytes. After graduating I worked in a QC lab for a year to gain laboratory skills and experience. Seeking to further my education and move into the research field of the basic science industry, I have come to Stony Brook University and am now working under Dr. Stella Tsirka. My work ranges from inhibiting neuronal damage and inflammation of the spinal cord resulting from injury, to targeting tumor associated macrophages and reduce tumor burden and disease progression in glioblastoma multiform. Outside of the lab I enjoy playing music, bowling, hiking, craft beers, and of course, eating Italian cuisine. I look forward to a rewarding experience here at Stony Brook.