About MMB Program Advanced Certificate

The Medical Molecular Biology (MMB) Program was designed to provide clinical laboratory scientists with a strong foundation in the different molecular aspects of medical molecular biology, including molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry and cytogenetics. The program provides the knowledge necessary to perform molecular-based techniques used not only in diagnostics, but also the research lab and the medical biotechnology industry. This includes proficiency in a broad array of techniques used in molecular diagnostics, basic principles behind each test, applications to the diagnosis of genetic diseases, cancer and infectious diseases, interpretation of results, advantages and limitations of each methods, and type of specimen required for each test. This program also emphasizes the importance of biosafety and proper decontamination procedures, and quality control to ensure accurate data for proper patient diagnosis. Importantly, after completion of the program, participants are well prepared to take the exam for various certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), including Technologist in Molecular Biology MB(ASCP), Technologist in Cytogenetics CG(ASCP) and Specialist in Cytometry, SCYM(ASCP)

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Appointments for virtual and in person informaiton sessions are avialable throughout the year. Please email catherine.gropper@stonybrook.edu for appointments. Also, don’t hesitate to contact me directly if you have any question about the program.

Sincerely,

Gloria Viboud PhD, SM(ASCP)CMMBCM
Program Director
631-4443225
gloria.viboud@stonybrook.edu