Anson Ku

Anson T. Ku, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Genitourinary Malignancies Branch


Dr. Anson Ku is a computational biologist interested in investigating the intersection of genomic alteration on tissue architecture and paracrine signaling between prostate tumors and the tumor microenvironment. His current research combines single cell transcriptomic methods with spatially resolved multiplex-immunofluorescence to study paracrine effects during early prostate cancer progression.

Areas of Expertise

1) Computational biology, 2) Single-cell analysis, 3) Extracellular vesicles


Selected Key Publications

Comparison of approaches to transcriptomic analysis in multi-sampled tumors

Anson T. Ku, Scott Wilkinson, Adam G. Sowalsky
Briefings in Bioinformatics. 2021.
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Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen Is a Biomarker for Residual Disease following Neoadjuvant Intense Androgen Deprivation Therapy in Prostate Cancer

John R. Bright, Rosina T. Lis, Anson T. Ku, Nicholas T. Terrigino, Nichelle C. Whitlock, Shana Y. Trostel, Nicole V. Carrabba, Stephanie A. Harmon, Baris Turkbey, Scott Wilkinson, Adam G. Sowalsky
Journal of Urology. 2022.
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High-Throughput and Automated Acoustic Trapping of Extracellular Vesicles to Identify microRNAs With Diagnostic Potential for Prostate Cancer

Anson Ku, Jacob Fredsøe, Karina D,. Sørensen, Michael Borre, Mikael Evander, Thomas Laurell, Hans Lilja, Yvonne Ceder
Frontiers in Oncology. 2021.
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