• Physics Professor Joanna Kiryluk Earns NSF CAREER Award
    Joanna Kiryluk, an assistant professor, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support her research
  • Stony Brook Research Could Customize Memories
    Your brain could be fine-tuned so as to forget bad memories and remember good ones, Stony Brook research suggests.
  • Pumps $3.6M into Cardiovascular Research at Stony Brook University
    A Stony Brook-led interdisciplinary computer modeling project that could lead to a better understanding of cardiovascular disease has received major funding from The National Institutes of Health. bluestein Professor Danny Bluestein A team of scientists led by Danny Bluestein, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, will conduct multi-scale simulations of cardiovascular processes. Work on the project will be carried out concurrently by Yuefan Deng, from Stony Brook’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Marvin Slepian from the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona. The grant is marked by its interdisciplinary nature, combining techniques and approaches from computational modeling, engineering, and clinical biology, and uses some of the largest domestic and international High Performance Computing resources in the world. It is also distinguished by its funding amount at roughly $3.6 million total, with more than $3 million awarded to Stony Brook researchers. The project aims to investigate issues relating to blood flow and platelet mediated thrombosis — major causes of cardiovascular disease, which remains the leading cause of death in the developed world. Because the cardiovascular system is so complex, modeling these features requires overcoming unique computational difficulties, as Dr. Bluestein explains: “Elucidation of the complex interactions between living tissues and mechanical stimuli, as represented by the vexing problem of blood flow and platelet mediated thrombosis, poses a major computational challenge. It covers a vast range of scales — from the macro-scales of blood flow in big arteries and cardiovascular devices, to the molecular micro to nano scales of blood clotting. To address this challenge, this project aims to develop a computationally efficient multi-scale model of blood flow and platelet mediated thrombosis using cutting-edge molecular dynamics and dissipative particle dynamics numerical approaches.” The methodology developed for this project departs from the traditional continuum-based numerical approaches, representing a paradigm shift in the burgeoning field of multi-scale simulations and its application to solving complex clinical problems at the interface of engineering and biology. By adopting quantitative reasoning for solving these problems as an alternative to using the existing empirics-based treatments, this will further advance, refine and transform the methodologies of biomedical research toward precision medicine. About the Researchers Danny Bluestein received his PhD in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering in 1992 at Tel Aviv University. Before joining Stony Brook University in 2008, he was Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami. Bluestein’s primary research interests include bio-fluids, cardiovascular pathologies, and the intersections thereof. Yuefan Deng is Professor of Applied Mathematics at Stony Brook University, where he is also an affiliate member of the Institute of Advanced Computational Sciences. Since receiving his PhD from Columbia University in 1989, he has worked extensively in Parallel Computing, Molecular Dynamics and Computational Biology. Marvin J. Slepian is a professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and BioMedical Engineering at the University of Arizona and McGuire Scholar in the Eller College of Management, also at Arizona. He is Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of SynCardia, a company specializing in the production and maintenance of artificial hearts.
  • Computer Science Professor’s NSF Grant Will Help Improve Mobile Web Performance
    Aruna Balasubramanian, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for her research, “CRII: NeTS: Making Sense of Mobile Web Page Performance.”
  • Google This: Five Computer Science Faculty Receive Google Research Awards
    A record-setting five faculty from the Department of Computer Science (CS) in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences have received prestigious Google Faculty Research Awards, which support innovative research of new technologies developed by university faculty worldwide.
  • Light Source Researcher Receives DOE Early Career Grant
    Supporting cutting-edge research that could impact solar energy technologies, the Department of Energy has granted a prestigious Early Career Award to Stony Brook’s Thomas K. Allison. Allison, who holds a joint appointment in the Stony Brook University departments of Physics and Chemistry, was recognized for his work on developing new light sources and techniques to follow the motions of molecular systems in real-time.
  • Titanium Dioxide Exposure Increases Risk of Bacterial Infection
    When human cells are exposed to titanium dioxide, a substance present in millions of consumer products, the risk for bacterial infection more than doubles without the presence of UV light from the sun. This finding by a Stony Brook University-led research team, published early online in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology, raises concerns about exposure to titanium dioxide, a nanoparticle found in products worldwide ranging from cosmetics to toothpaste, gum, food coloring, and medicines.
  • Needle-less Vaccine Being Developed on Long Island
    What if getting a vaccine could be as simple as putting on a bandage? Researchers on Long Island are working to make that idea a reality.
  • Researchers Shake Up Lemur Family Tree
    By combining genetic and anatomical data of extinct and living lemurs, a Stony Brook University team of evolutionary biologists has developed the most complete evolutionary tree of lemurs yet.
  • New Method to Identify Nanoparticles in Tissue May Shed Light on their Health Impact
    A team of researchers from Stony Brook University, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and George Washington School of Medicine have demonstrated a pioneering method for the rapid visualization and identification of engineered nanoparticles in tissue.
  • CAREER Award Enables Computer Scientist to Expand Research on Game Theory
    Jing Chen, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Appliced Sciences, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Stony Brook Research Stirs Debate about Sharkskin and Swimming Speed
    The nature of sharkskin with its riblets — the micro-grooved structures found in aircraft wings, wind turbine blades, and Olympic-class swimsuits — suggests a design for speed and streamlined swimming.
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