Office of the Senior Vice President of Research


Message from the SVP of Research

From explorations focused on the development of new treatments and therapeutics to faculty and student-led research driving groundbreaking innovations in health and medicine, research programs at SUNY Downstate span a broad spectrum of interests from the basic sciences; to translational research; to clinical trials; to population research and health equity; to health information technology; to evidence-based research for nursing, healthcare, and education. Our investigators are making discoveries that are changing the world of biomedicine and healthcare.

David Christini, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Research

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SUNY NIH/NSF Resubmission Support Request for Proposals (RFP)

This RFP specifically supports SUNY faculty’s efforts to resubmit or prepare revised proposals to NIH or NSF that previously scored favorably but were unfunded.
Here are the links to the
RFP, and the proposal and budget templates.

The proposal submission deadlines are at the end of each quarter through June 30, 2023, with the first deadline being September 30, 2022.
Questions and proposals must be submitted via email to with the reference “RFP 23-01-RSG” in the subject line.

Our Team

Our Team

                                                                                          Top Row, Left to Right:                                                                                            
                                                             Dr. David Christini, SVP of Research                                                                 
                                                           Dr. Marcus Lambert, AVP for Research Strategy & Operations                                                                   
                  Dr. Ayesha Joshi, Director for Research Programs Development                              
Bottom Row, Left to Right:
Ms. Sharon L. Sealy, Exec. Director/Deputy Operations Manager, RF
Mr. Marcus (Gabe) Rodriguez, Exec. Director of Development for Research