Winship Cancer Institute names Marcus deputy director

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | July 27, 2021

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Adam Marcus, PhD, has been named deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

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Adam Marcus, PhD, a renowned researcher who has focused on the metastasis of lung and breast cancers, has been named deputy director of Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

In his new role, Marcus will lead the integration of research, clinical, and educational components within Winship, Georgia's National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. He will assume the new post August 1.

"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."

The position was previously held by Suresh Ramalingam, MD, who took over as Winship's executive director on July 1, 2021. Marcus served as interim executive director earlier this year while Winship conducted the national executive director search.

"As Winship looks forward to an exciting new phase of growth and discovery, we are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Marcus fill this pivotal role," says Ramalingam. "His leadership, research expertise and his deep knowledge of Winship will be invaluable as we move forward."

Marcus joined the Emory faculty in 2006; His research has concentrated on cancer metastasis, drug development, and image-guided genomics. He is currently 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.

A member of Winship's executive leadership team and a fellow of the Woodruff Leadership Academy, Marcus served as associate director for basic research and shared resources at Winship. He is a professor of hematology and medical oncology and holds the Winship 5K Professorship. Marcus is also the scientific director of the Emory Integrated Cellular Imaging Core, one of the Emory Integrated Core Facilities.

Marcus received his PhD in biology from Penn State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer pharmacology at Emory University.