International Leader in Cancer Research Joins LIU from Emory University


Long Island University President, Dr. Kimberly Cline, is excited to announce that Adam Marcus, PhD has been appointed LIU’s Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Adam will join LIU in August, prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Dr. Marcus currently serves as Deputy Director for Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and as a tenured Winship Research Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology. Dr. Marcus is an international leader in cancer biology research and also co-leads community engaged education research across the state focused on improving diversity in STEM careers. He has over 65 peer-reviewed publications, received research and education awards, and delivered numerous national and international seminars. He has been funded by NIH throughout his career.

Dr. Marcus first joined the faculty at Emory and the Winship Cancer Institute in 2005, where he developed his laboratory in cell biology and pharmacology focused on lung and breast cancer. Dr. Marcus has also served in several leadership roles at Emory and is currently the Associate Vice President for Research in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, and Associate Dean in the School of Medicine to provide strategic and operational research oversight.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Marcus to the University. His outstanding accomplishments, pioneering research, and dedication to providing students a superior educational experience enhance our commitment to academic and research excellence,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees Eric Krasnoff.

“I am excited to return to New York and support LIU’s mission of excellence and access. We hope to drive innovative educational and research experiences that foster a culture of academic rigor, community engagement, and global leadership. It is an exciting time for LIU and I am eager to work across the University to build on its momentum and success,” said Dr. Adam Marcus.

President Cline would like to thank the search committee for their thoughtful and comprehensive search, and welcomes Dr. Marcus to the LIU community. President Cline said, “Dr. Marcus’ commitment to academic quality advances LIU’s national recognition for teaching and research excellence.”

Dr. Marcus is a native of New York and received his B.S. in Biology from Binghamton University. He earned his Ph.D. in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University and a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer pharmacology at Emory University.