Stanley Maloy is Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation and Professor of Biology at SDSU. Prior to this position, he was Dean of the College of Sciences at SDSU for 11 years.

Stanley obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from UC Irvine, did a postdoctoral fellowship in Genetics at the University of Utah, then moved to a faculty position at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he was a Professor of Microbiology for 18 years. Before moving to SDSU, he served as Director of the Illinois Biotechnology Center.

Stanley served as President of the American Society for Microbiology, one of the largest international scientific societies. He has served as an advisor for U.S. and international agencies on research, biosafety, biodefense, health, and graduate education. He has testified before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.

Research in Stanley’s lab focuses on how new infectious diseases arise, and the development of new vaccines and antimicrobials. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and 10 books. He has developed widely used educational websites, and hosted popular scientific podcasts and videos. He has organized courses and conferences around the world, and has received several teaching awards, Honorary Professorships, an Honorary PhD, and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology.

In addition to academia, Stanley has been closely involved in business. Together with his brother, he started his first company as an undergraduate. Since then he has consulted with large agricultural and pharmaceutical companies and small biotech companies.

Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation

My current administrative role is focused on catalyzing connections, collaboration, and communication, including:

  • Entrepreneurship – Work with campus entrepreneurship centers, stakeholders, and external organizations to build synergies and develop more innovative opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Philanthropy – Engage major gift prospects to support university priorities, and build partnership opportunities with corporations and foundations.
  • Community outreach – Inspire the community to support major SDSU initiatives, and attend community events as an ambassador of the university.
  • Funding opportunities – Facilitate major grant initiatives that will increase funding opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral, or graduate students engaged with research or creative activities, as well as programs to enhance the diversity of our students and faculty.
  • Interdisciplinary initiatives – Promote the formation of interdisciplinary faculty teams to address strategic opportunities.
  • Communication – Provide oversight into the development of novel and current strategies for communication about campus research and innovation with internal and external constituents using social media, internet, and traditional approaches.