Membrane Biosynthesis, Structure & Behavior in Bacterial Pathogenesis


    Welcome to the research lab of Jessica C. Seeliger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacological Sciences in the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

    We are applying biochemical, microbiological and biophysical methods to fundamental questions in bacterial membrane biogenesis as they relate to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, and to bacterial pathogenesis in general.

    • How is lipid biosynthesis accomplished at the cytosol-membrane interface?
    • What are the molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial membrane assembly?
    • How can we subvert lipid biosynthesis and membrane assembly pathways for antimicrobial therapy?

    The JSeeliger Lab welcomes students from the MCP, Chemistry, Microbiology, MCB and BSB graduate programs.

    Interested learning more about the lab?  Please contact Prof. Seeliger at or 631-632-1674.

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    5.22.2014 Catching up on news!

    Congratulations to Peter on winning a spot in the URECA Summer Program!

    Congratulations to Sahar on receiving the Brookhaven National Laboratory WISE Scholarship, which recognizes "achievements in research in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and technology fields."

    Kudos to Julia, Sahar and Viven on the launch of the latest (and, of course, best yet) issue of the YIR, with a fantastic new website to accompany with the print issue.

    And last but not least, congratulations to our 2014 graduates Sahar and Viven. All the best to you!

    1.30.2014 Our undergraduates rock. Check out what Julia, Sahar and Viven are doing with the Young Investigators Review, Stony Brook's undergraduate journal of science. Looking forward to the next issue in April 2014!

    1.13.2014 Welcome to Erik, who has joined the lab as a PhD candidate!