Welcome to the Marine Animal Disease Lab!

Postdoctoral Position open

The MADL currently has an opening for a postdoctoral position in marine genomics. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to ongoing and projected research on physiological and adaptive responses of marine invertebrates to pathological and environmental stress. Ongoing research uses a wide range of high-throughput technologies (RNASeq, RADSeq, bsRADSeq, proteomics, etc.) to characterize molecular processes and features associated with shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels) resilience to ocean acidification (and other environmental stressors) and resistance to infectious diseases. Other ongoing research includes the use of high-throughput transcriptomic methods to unravel molecular mechanisms underlying food uptake and selection in bivalves. For more information about the position and how to apply, please contact Bassem Allam or visit this site.

Prospective Students

The MADL is a dynamic lab and research currently underway spans from shellfish ecology and ecophysiology to pathology and immunology and employs a wide range of techniques and approaches (high-throughput sequencing, reverse genetics, flow cytometry). There are often openings for different types of positions ranging from post-doctoral positions to high school internships. We expect hiring 2 graduate students in fall 2019 to work on shellfish physiology and genomics. Please contact Bassem Allam for more information.

History and Partners

In 2000, the New York State Legislature established the Marine Disease and Pathology Research Consortium (MDPRC) at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University. This Consortium was the translation of a partnership between, among others, SoMAS, Cornell University, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York Sea Grant Program. By 2003, under the auspices of the Consortium, the Marine Animal Disease Laboratory had been established. This state-of-the-art facility was designed to conduct research, diagnostic, and other related activities on the occurence, causes and effects of marine animal diseases. Other partners involved in this initiative includes Long Island University, the New York State Health Department, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Location and Directions

The MADL is based in Dana Hall at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University (SBU), in Stony Brook, Long Island, New York. Our campus is located about 60 miles from Manhattan, offering a unique working environment in proximity to one of the greatest cities in the world. Directions to SoMAS and to SBU can be found here.