Patrick Taus, MD, PhD

PGY-2 Resident, Internal Medicine Residency Program
PGY-2 Trainee, Physician Scientist Training Program


Undergraduate: University of Florida
MD/PhD: UNC School of Medicine


Jacksonville, FL

Career Interests


Patrick was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. As an undergraduate, he attended the University of Florida where he double majored in Biochemistry and Classical Studies. He moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina shortly thereafter, to train in the University of North Carolina’s Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his PhD in the lab of Angelique Whitehurst in the Department of Pharmacology. His thesis work focused on the role of the Cancer-Testis Antigen FATE1 in supporting tumorigenesis by functioning as an anti-apoptotic protein. Patrick will join the Division of Nephrology in July of 2020 where he plans to study the genetic mechanisms underlying autoimmune vascular diseases.


Maxfield KE* and Taus PJ*, Corcoran K, Wooten J, Macion J, Zhou Y, Borromeo M, Kollipara RK, Yan J, Xie Y, Xie XJ, Whitehurst AW. Comprehensive functional characterization of cancer-testis antigens defines obligate participation in multiple hallmarks of cancer. Nat Communications. 2015 Nov 16;6:8840.

*Co-first authors

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