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Samuel Stanley Jr., MD President, Stony Brook University

Biography

Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, is the president of Stony Brook University, one of the nation's most prestigious research institutions. A highly distinguished biomedical researcher, Dr. Stanley was one of the nation's highest recipients of support from the National Institutes of Health for his research focusing on enhanced defense against emerging infectious diseases. He is an expert in the biological mechanisms that cells employ when responding to infectious agents such as parasites, bacteria and viruses. Dr. Stanley has made philanthropic support of faculty a priority and has significantly increased the number of endowed professorships at the University. A champion for Long Island's economic development, he serves on Governor Andrew Cuomo's Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, working to improve Long Island’s economy, with a special emphasis on supporting projects related to the smart grid, energy storage, renewable energy, information technology and biotechnology.

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