Stella Tsirka Rises to Rank of SUNY Distinguised Professor
As the Chair of the Pharmacology Diversity Committee it is my honor to announce that Stella Tsirka has been named the first Pharmacology Female Distinguished Professor along with three other SBU faculty who have risen to this rank. Stella Tsirka received her BS and PhD degrees from the University of Thessaloniki and then pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of California San Francisco and at Stony Brook University. She was appointed a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stony Brook in 1998 and joined the Pharmacology faculty in 2000. Her research is on neuro-immune interactions: cross-talk between the nervous and immune systems in health and disease. At Stony Brook she has served as vice provost for faculty affairs, director of the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology graduate program and the Scholars in Bio-Medical Sciences program. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.