Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
The Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology is a multidisciplinary venue where research from such fields as biology, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, engineering, genetics, mathematics, and physics can come together and target medical and biological problems using both computation and experiment. The Laufer Center is part of Stony Brook University. The center's current director is Dr. Ken A. Dill. Associate director is Dr. Carlos Simmerling. Dr. David F. Green will head the multi-departmental graduate training program for the center.
The center was founded in 2008 by a gift from Drs. Henry Laufer, Marsha Laufer and their family in memory of Louis and Beatrice Laufer. On May 7, 2012 the Laufer Center opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.