Contact Information

(631) 632-9141


Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Dr. Airola
Airola Research Lab

Michael V. Airola, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology,
Stony Brook University

Research Program

Lipid Signaling and Metabolism in Cancer


Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Research Interests

The Airola Lab is broadly interested in lipid metabolism and transport. We seek to understand the molecular details of these processes and develop new pharmacological and genetically encoded tools to monitor and control the generation of lipids in the cell. We focus on many aspects of lipid metabolism ranging from triglycerides, phospholipids, sphingolipids, and sterols. We have several other ongoing projects related to cancer, fungal infections, and metabolic disorders.


B.A., Chemistry, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, 2004
M.S., Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2006
Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2010


A complete list of publications can be found HERE.