David B. Agus


Professor of Medicine and Engineering
Director, Center for Applied Molecular Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
Viterbi School of Engineering

Research Topics

  • Molecular Targeted Therapy of Cancer
  • Proteomics
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Physical Sciences in Oncology

Research Overview

David B. Agus is a Professor of Medicine and Engineering at the USC Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering and heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. His research focuses on the application of proteomics and genomics for the study of cancer and the development of new therapeutics for cancer. Dr. Agus’ clinical responsibilities include the development of clinical trials for new drugs and treatments for cancer, supported by the National Cancer Institute and other private foundations. Dr. Agus is a Research Project PI and on the executive committee of the Stanford Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and co-PI of the USC-NCI Physical Sciences in Oncology Center together with Danny Hillis.