Gynecologic Oncology Team

Lina Obeid, MD

Researcher Profile

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Lina Obeid, MD

The Lipid Signaling and Metabolism Program
 (Lipids in Cancer) 

Research Interest:
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. 

Academic Title:
Professor of Medicine

Dean for Research, Stony Brook University School of Medicine 
Vice Dean for Scientific Affairs, Stony Brook University School of Medicine

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Selected Publications