Patricia M. Kane, PhD

Patricia Kane, PhD
Chair & Professor

The central goals of scientists in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department are to research fundamental mechanisms in cells and organisms at the molecular level and to train the next generation of scientists. Our research improves human health by providing new knowledge about the molecular basis of health and disease and suggesting new therapies. Read more...

Open Faculty Position

The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology department is seeking faculty candidates with research interests in structural biology or mammalian genomics for a tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Areas of interest in structural biology include macromolecular structure and function, membrane proteins, and structure-based drug design. Genomics areas include functional or regulatory genomics, transcriptomics, RNA biology, protein networks, and chemical genomics, with an emphasis on medically-relevant problems. For the genomics position, quantitative and systems-level approaches are preferred, and the candidate's research program should contain both experimental and computational components.

SUNY Upstate Medical University maintains facilities for structural biology and genomics/proteomics, including X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, a multi-platform microarray facility, and NextGen sequencing. The institution was recently awarded a $2,300,000 NIH major instrumentation grant for purchase of an 800 MHz NMR spectrometer and cryogenic probe. This NMR instrument, slated for delivery in 2014 and the only one of its kind in central and western New York State, will service researchers studying macromolecular structure and dynamics, structure-activity relationships, and metabolomics. In addition, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source is a one hour drive from campus.

The Biochemistry & Molecular Biology department offers a vibrant and collegial environment with the opportunity to collaborate with basic and clinical investigators at SUNY Upstate Medical University as well as those at neighboring Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology faculty have a strong and established record of NIH support. The successful applicant will develop a well-funded research program and contribute to graduate and medical teaching. We offer a competitive startup package and salary.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, and a strong publication record. Current extramural funding is preferred. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments, description of future research plans, and three letters of reference to the attention of Stewart N. Loh, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, at biochem@upstate.edu