Stacy Blain received her BA from Princeton University and her Ph.D in molecular and cellular biology from Columbia University. She performed her postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before joining the faculty at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, where she is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Depts. of Cell biology and Pediatrics.
Dr. Blain is an internationally recognized expert in cell cycle and cancer biology with several translational projects focusing on both breast cancer and Multiple Myeloma. Her research has received funding for 15+ years from the NIH, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
She is a decorated educator at both the graduate, medical and continuing medical education levels. She is the author and director of the Cancer subunit in the SUNY DMC College of Medicine, where she has been recognized for her innovative and interactive teaching style. She has mentored dozens of graduate, medical and high school students in her laboratory. She is on the advisory board of the Dept. of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, and has served as an expert reviewer for numerous journals and fellowship organizations.
Dr. Blain is the co-founder of CONCARLO Holdings, a biotech startup located in the SUNY Biotechnology Incubator that is developing novel diagnostics and therapeutics in the oncology space.
Dr. Blain is on the Board of Trustees of Packer Collegiate Institute and has been a Girl Scout leader for 8+ years, when she started a troop when her daughter was in first grade. There are now 8 troops at Packer, with over 50+ girls involved. She and her senior Girl Scouts are currently starting a new Daisy troop in Park Slope in Brooklyn to pass scouting on to a new group of young girls.