Ex-Professor Paid Mortgage With Cancer Research Grants

  • A former cancer researcher Geoffrey Girnun, associate professor of pathology at Stony Brook University, pleaded guilty to using $225,000 in grant funding for personal expenses, including his home mortgage
  • Girnun worked at Stony Brook’s medical school until resigning in December when he admitted to theft of $78,000 in government fund.
  • He misused grant money from both the National Institutes of Health and Stony Brook by creating shell companies for fake research equipment and services.
  • The plea deal includes forfeiture of $225,000 and restitution of $225,000 to the National Institute of Health and Stony Brook.