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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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!

8.25.2014 Welcome to undergraduates Mohamed El-Tanbouly (Pharmacology) and Rebecca Shum (Biology).

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!