Denes V. Agoston, M.D., Ph.D. is a tenured Professor of Neuroscience at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, Uniformed Services University (USU), Bethesda Maryland and Guest Scientist at the Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden. He earned his M.D. degree in Hungary and his Ph.D. for his work on cholinergic and peptidergic synaptic transmission in Germany. In 1988 he moved to the NIH and worked on transcriptional regulation of neuropeptide genes and on the molecular genetics of neuronal differentiation. Since joining USU in 1998, he has been working on various aspects of TBI, particularly on blast induced TBI. Dr. Agoston has been collaborating with multiple laboratories worldwide on the pathobiology of TBI, on how polytrauma affects outcomes after TBI and on the identification of diagnostic and prognostic protein biomarkers. Dr. Agoston is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters.