Julian Agosto-Martinez, MD
PhD, FACMG, FAAP
Associate Professor in Genetics
Dr. Julian A. Martinez-Agosto is an Associate Professor in Genetics 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. 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.