Denes V. Agoston

M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Traumatic brain injury and concussion
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University Medical School, Szeged, Hungary M.D. 06/1976 Medicine
Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany and Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary Ph.D. 08/1992 Neurochemistry
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary D.Sc. 06/1996 Medical Science

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Fellow, International Training Course; Institute of Biochemistry, Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary 1977-1980

Lecturer, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, University Medical School Szeged, Hungary 1976-1980

Military service; First Lieutenant, Medical corps, 1978-1979

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, University Medical School, Szeged, Hungary 1980-1982

Max-Planck-Fellow, Department of Neurochemistry, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany 1982-1988

Visiting Scientist, Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD 1988-1992

Head, Unit on Molecular Control of Neurodifferentiation, LDN, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, MD 1992-1998

Associate Professor (tenured in 2001) Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, USUHS, Bethesda MD 1998-2012

Professor, USUHS, Bethesda, MD 2010-present

Guest Scientist, Karolinska Institute and Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden 2010-present

Representative Bibliography

Understanding the complexities of traumatic brain injury: A big data approach to a big disease. Agoston DV. Behav Brain Res. 2017 May 30. pii: S0166-4328(17)30622-8.

Military Blast Injury and Chronic Neurodegeneration: Research Presentations from the 2015 International State-of-the-Science Meeting. Agoston DV et al. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Sep;34(S1):S6-S17

Modeling the Long-Term Consequences of Repeated Blast-Induced Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries. Agoston, DV. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Sep;34(S1):S44-S52.

Closed head experimental traumatic brain injury increases size and bone volume of callus in mice with concomitant tibial fracture. Brady RD et al. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 29;6:34491

Behavioral, blood, and magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers of experimental mild traumatic brain injury. Wright DK1 et al. Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 28;6:28713

The effect of concomitant peripheral injury on traumatic brain injury pathobiology and outcome. McDonald SJ et al. J Neuroinflammation. 2016 Apr 26;13(1):90.

Modeling the Neurobehavioral Consequences of Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury Spectrum Disorder and Identifying Related Biomarkers. Agoston DV and Kamnaksh A Frontiers in Neuroengineering. 2015. Chapter 23.

How to Translate Time? The Temporal Aspect of Human and Rodent Biology. Agoston, DV Front Neurol. 2017 Mar 17;8:92.

Editorial: When Physics Meets Biology; Biomechanics and Biology of Traumatic Brain Injury. Agoston DV and Skold MK. Front Neurol. 2016 Jun 15;7:91.

The Temporal Pattern of Changes in Serum Biomarker Levels Reveals Complex and Dynamically Changing Pathologies after Exposure to a Single Low-Intensity Blast in Mice. Ahmed F et al. Front Neurol. 2015 Mar 17;6:47.