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Interim Associate Vice President for Research - Biography

Dr. Miguel Garcia-Diaz serves as the interim Associate Vice President for Research at Stony Brook University.

Miguel Garcia-Diaz received a BS in Biochemistry and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, Spain. After a postdoc at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS/NIH), in 2007 he joined the Department of Pharmacological Sciences as an Assistant Professor. Since joining Stony Brook, Miguel has focused his research on understanding how mitochondria, the energy factories of the cell, are able to use their genome to build the different structures necessary for mammalian respiration. His research interests include Structural and Computational Biology, Drug Discovery, and mechanistic Cell Biology. Miguel has served in numerous institutional committees, in the Beamline Advisory Team for construction of the NSLS-II Life Science beamlines, as Graduate Program Director, as Director of the Training Program in Pharmacological Sciences, and as Associate Dean in the Graduate School. He is one of the Directors of the IRACDA Training Program. He has authored more than 70 articles and book chapters.