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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4.17.2015 When it rains it pours! Congratulations to Julia on also receiving the Provost’s Award for Academic Excellence for "academic excellence, not just in the classroom, but in other ways as well, in research or creative activities, or in building an academic community." Well done, editor-in-chief of YIR!

4.2.2015 Congratulations to Peter and Julia on both receiving Undergraduate Recognition Awards for Academic Excellence!

Additional congrats to Julia on also being awarded a SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. Way to go undergrads!

3.6.2015 Time flies when you're in the lab. A belated thanks to Joe Bonica, who rotated from the MCP program during the winter, and a belated welcome to undergraduate Marissa Alsaloum (Biochemistry/Sociology)!

11.28.2014 Congratulations to Hiren on receiving an F30 NRSA MD/PhD Fellowship from the NIH/NIAID!

11.24.2014 Welcome to rotation student Andreyah Pope from the BSB program.

10.23.2014 Congratulations to Megan on her paper in Journal of Bacteriology!