© Martinez-Agosto Laboratory, Department of Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008-2015.

About Dr. Julian A. Martinez-Agosto

⋅ Associate Professor
⋅ Pediatrics
⋅ Human Genetics

⋅ Medical Degree: M.D.
⋅ Medical Genetics, ABMG, 2005.
⋅ Pediatrics, ABP, 2004

Medical Board Certification:
⋅ Clinical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics 2005.
⋅ Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2004.

Julian A. Martinez-Agosto is a medical geneticist and developmental biologist who has served on the UCLA School of Medicine faculty since he joined the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics in 2005. He became a Clinical Instructor and Chief Resident of the UCLA InterCampus Medical Genetics Program in 2005.

Dr. Martinez earned his B.S. in Biology and Spanish Literature at Yale University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Utpal Banerjee at UCLA, where he worked on blood cell development in Drosophila.

Since July of 2007 Dr. Martinez was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Genetics. Dr. Martinez is a recipient of the Pediatric Department Outstanding Research Award, as well as the David W. Smith Pediatric Trainee Research Award of the Western Society for Pediatric Research, among other honors. Since becoming a member of the Division of Medical Genetics, he has maintained a clinical interest in genetic syndromes that lead to overgrowth, vascular malformations, and cancer predisposition. His laboratory research continues to focus on novel regulatory pathways in progenitor and stem cell maintenance.

⋅ American Medical Association, Member: 1992-present
⋅ Society for Neuroscience: 1995-present
⋅ American Society for Cell Biology: Fall 1996-present
⋅ Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics: Summer 2000-present
⋅ Member, Genetics and Birth Defects Section, AAP: 2005-present
⋅ American Society of Human Genetics: Fall 2001-present
⋅ Fellow, American College of Medical Genetics: 2003-present
⋅ Society for Craniofacial Genetics: 2003-present
⋅ Western Society for Pediatric Research: 2004-present
⋅ Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society: 2000-present
⋅ Society for Pediatric Research: 2008-present
⋅ International Society for Stem Cell Research: 2009-present
⋅ American Society of Microbiology: 2009-present

Today's and Tomorrow's Children Fund (TTCF) - 2012
⋅ Pediatric Department Outstanding Research Award - 2007
David Smith Outstanding Trainee Award - 2004
Holoprosencephaly Conference Award - 2004
American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) Award - 1997

⋅ Golden Apple Award for Excellency in Teaching

Role of growth signaling pathways in cancer