About Medical Molecular Biology Program

Welcome to the Medical Molecular Biology (MMB) Program!

This program was designed to provide clinical laboratory scientists with a strong foundation in the different molecular aspects of medical biology, and with the laboratory skills necessary to perform molecular-based techniques used in diagnostics, 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 method 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.

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


Gloria Viboud PhD, SM(ASCP)CMMBCM
Program Director