Afrinash Ahamad, MS, MLS(ASCP) CM SM CM

Afrinash Ahamad, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSMCM

Afrinash Ahamad, MS, MLS(ASCP)CMSMCM

Clinical Assistant Professor

Director of Clinical Education


HSC Level 2, room 442

Phone: 631-444-3247



Afrinash Ahamad is a board-certified Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and Specialist in Medical Microbiology (SM) by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). She graduated with a dual baccalaureate degree in Bioscience and Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) from SUNY, Farmingdale, and received a master’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Stony Brook University. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Neuroscience and Behavior.

Ms. Ahamad has extensive experience in Medical Microbiology and diagnostics. She has worked in the Clinical Microbiology Department at numerous hospitals. She joined the CLS Department at Stony Brook in 2017 and brings her clinical experience to the CLS department as a Clinical Assistant Professor and teaches Medical and Clinical Microbiology, Virology, Parasitology, and Mycology courses. In 2017, she was appointed as the Director of Clinical Education of the CLS program and responsible for the administration of Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology/Serology, Histology, Coagulation, and Hematology. Ms. Ahamad is a member of the ASCP, American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and Society for Neuroscience (SFN). Also, she is an active member of the School of Health Professions committees of Clinical Education, Research, and Inter-Professional Education.   

In addition to her clinical and teaching experiences, Ms. Ahamad is passionate about biomedical and clinical research with an interest in Neuro-Infectious Disease/ Neuroimmunology. Currently, she is studying the role of metabolism in the adult brain.



  • Case report and literature review: double jeopardy – Exophiala dermatitidis and Mycobacterium canariasense central line-associated bloodstream infection in a patient

  • A Variant Rash: Lyme Borreliosis Misdiagnosed as a Fungal Infection

  • Early Dendritic Morphogenesis of Adult-Born Dentate Granule Cells is Regulated by FHL2, doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.00202.

  • Genetic Dissection of the Neuro-glio-vascular Machinery in the Adult Brain, doi: 10.1186/s13041-017-0345-4

  • Beta Sigma- Lambda Tau member recognition award for high scholastic attainment, induction April 2018.

  • Omicron Sigma recipient for Outstanding Service, ASCLS-Regions I and II, Aug 2020


  • Title: Sex a Commodity-Rise in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Youth- ASCLS- NY, 2021 Annual Seminar.
  • Title:  It's All in your Head- Lyme Disease, St. John’s University-Annual Seminar.
  • Title: “Quality and Safety Practices in Phlebotomy- College of American Pathology (CAP) Programs- Blood Culture Contamination”, Stony Brook.