Adam Marcus, Ph.D., Winship 5K Research Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine and Scientific Director of the Emory Integrated Cell Imaging Core (ICI), serves as the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University‘s newest Deputy Director.
Dr. Marcus received his Ph.D. in Biology from Penn State University in 2002 before completing a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer pharmacology at Emory University in the laboratory of Dr. Paraskevi Gianakakou between 2002 and 2004. In 2006, he joined the Emory University faculty, where he developed his laboratory to conduct thorough research concentrated on cancer metastasis, drug development, and image-guided genomics. He is currently the principal investigator of five active National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants, including three R01s and a multi-PI R25 Science Education Partnership Award that supports Citizen Science HD. Marcus also co-leads Citizen Science HD, an outreach program that provides opportunities for underrepresented learners in STEM. As a part of his outreach, Dr. Marcus leads the effort to encourage critical thinking and enthusiasm for science in children from kindergarten through high school.
As the new deputy director for Winship, Dr. Marcus will lead the integration of research, clinical and educational components within Winship, Georgia’s National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
“I am excited by the opportunity to serve Winship in this important leadership role and thrilled to continue working with Dr. Ramalingam and the entire Winship team,” says Marcus. “It is an absolute honor to continue to play a role in Winship’s mission to transform cancer research, care, and education.”