Yusuf A Hannun, MD
Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center
Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine
Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research
Stony Brook University
Yusuf A. Hannun, M.D. is the Director of the Stony Brook Cancer Center and the Joel Kenney Professor in Cancer Research. Dr. Hannun is an internationally known researcher in the areas of lipids, protein kinases, and signal transduction. His novel contributions to science in the field of lipid biology have opened up a new field of investigation centered on the study of sphingolipids and their roles in cancer biology, inflammation, and cancer therapeutics. Dr. Hannun has published more than 500 scientific manuscripts, edited seven books and authored 7 patents. His H index is currently 122 with more than 58,000 citations to his work. Dr. Hannun has received numerous national scientific and professional honors.