Lina Obeid, MD
The Lipid Signaling and Metabolism Program (Lipids in Cancer)
Dr. Lina Obeid’s research focuses on bioactive lipid signaling in cancer biology. Her specific interest is in bioactive sphingolipids — a class of lipids originally named for the mythical sphinx, because they were a riddle — and their role in regulating cancer cell growth and cell death. She is also investigating the role of enzymes that control molecules involved in cell growth, and others that pay a role in cell death of differentiation.
Professor of Medicine
Dean for Research, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs, Stony Brook University School of Medicine