Iwao Ojima

SBU science runs wild among 2018 NAI inductees

By GREGORY ZELLER // Innovation abounds among the 15 Stony Brook University faculty members being welcomed today into the National Academy of Inventors. The national academy’s SBU chapter, which debuted in 2016 with an intellectually staggering 30-member opening class, was scheduled to induct 15 new members Tuesday evening during its annual meeting at the university’s Charles B. Wang Center. The latest inductees span a wide range of scientific disciplines, from Dennis Galanakis – an SBU…


Taking the fight to cancer’s stem cells

By GREGORY ZELLER // Many have said them, tried their best and fallen short – but the words still have unique and powerful meaning, in medical parlance and beyond. A cure for cancer. James Egan doesn’t say that, specifically. But the “former mad scientist” – he does say that – and his team at Targagenix Inc., a 2013 startup residing inside Stony Brook University’s Long Island High-Technology Incubator, are developing a drug that’s unique in…