Associate Vice President for Research
Stony Brook University
former Program Director SBIR/STTR National Cancer Institute, NIH
NCET2 Activities: 100S: Research Commercialization Introductory Course
Dr. Andalibi is the senior advisor to the Vice President for Research and Deputy Operations Manager, and is responsible for the strategic direction of the Research Office with oversight of operations in the Offices of Research Initiatives & Assessment, Sponsored Programs, Grants Management, and the Office of Technology Licensing and Industry Relations. Dr. Andalibi works closely with deans, department chairs, faculty, departmental administrators, and university administration to improve research administration service and support for faculty and researchers through streamlined business models and implementation of programs that enhance Stony Brook's research competitiveness. He provides leadership on policy development in response to regulatory compliance requirements and serves as a liaison with SBU’s extramural sponsors. Dr. Andalibi represents Stony Brook with associations including the Council on Government Relations, Federal Demonstration Partnership and special task forces to the Association of American Universities. Before joining Stony Brook, Dr. Andalibi served as the Vice President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Previous to that position, he served as a Program Director and head of the Therapeutics and Diagnostics Section in the National Cancer Institute’s SBIR Development Center. Dr. Andalibi received his PhD from the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in UCLA and later joined the faculty in the Department of Medicine in UCLA. Subsequently, he was involved in several early stage biotechnology companies. He then joined the House Ear Institute (HEI) as the Director of New Technology and Project Development and held a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. Prior to moving to the NCI, Dr. Andalibi served as a Program Director in the National Science Foundation’s Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, where he oversaw the NSF’s medical biotechnology SBIR/STTR grant portfolio.