Kristiina Vuori, President
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D., is President of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), and Professor and Pauline & Stanley Foster Presidential Chair. She earned her M.D., Ph.D. degrees at University of Oulu, Finland, received postdoctoral training at SBP and was appointed to faculty in 1996. She served as Director of the Institute’s NCI-designated Cancer Center in 2005-2013, and she has been President of SBP since 2010.
Dr. Vuori was selected PEW Scholar in 1997, elected to the National Academy of Inventors in 2014, and she is an investigator of a Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team. She serves or has served on Board of Directors for American Association for Cancer Research, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, California Breast Cancer Research Program, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame and WebMD. She is co-founder of three biotechnology companies, and her research focuses on cancer metastasis. Presently, one approved drug and five therapies for cancer in Phase III trials stem from the work of SBP scientists.