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Lina M. Obeid Professor of Medicine, Dean for Research Cancer Center School of Medicine


Lina Obeid, a physician-scientist and biomedical researcher, focuses her research on the biology of cancer, and mechanisms of cell growth and cell death.  Her 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 the Principal Investigator of numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants related to lipid signaling.


  • Fellowship and Residency, Duke University
  • MD, American University