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David B. Agus

Professor 
Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
United States of America

Biography

Dr. David B. Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering and the founding director of USC’s Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine.   Dr. Agus leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers dedicated to the development and use of technologies to guide doctors in making health-care decisions tailored to individual needs, and directs a National Cancer Institute Physical Sciences in Oncology Center at USC.  He is a medical oncologist and the co-founder of several personalized medicine companies. Dr. Agus is an international leader in new technologies and approaches for personalized healthcare, serving in leadership roles at the World Economic Forum, among other prestigious organizations. Dr. Agus’ first book called “The End of Illness” was published in 2012 and is a New York Times #1 and international best seller and was the subject of a PBS series, and his most recent books “A Short Guide to a Long Life” and “The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health” are also New York Times and international bestsellers. Dr. Agus graduated cum laude with honors in molecular biology from Princeton University, and received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship and residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Research Interest

Biomedical Sciences

Publications

  • Patsch K, Chiu CL, Engeln M, Agus DB, Mallick P, Mumenthaler SM, Ruderman D. Single cell dynamic phenotyping. Scientific reports. 2016;6.

  • Kani K, Garri C, Tiemann K, Malihi PD, Punj V, Nguyen AL, Lee J, Hughes LD, Alvarez RM, Wood DM, Joo AY. JUN-Mediated downregulation of EGFR signaling is associated with resistance to gefitinib in EGFR-mutant NSCLC cell lines. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2017 Jan 1:molcanther-0564.

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