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Arthur Sugden

Arthur Sugden

Adjunct Professor

Pittsburgh, PA


Dr. Arthur Sugden is the Founder and CEO of Allref Inc. He has a wide variety of interests, having previously worked and published in astronomy, genetics, cancer biology, and neuroscience.

He received his PhD in Molecular Biology from Brown University in 2015. He spent the next four years working at Harvard University's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on biology-related machine learning, investigating how memories are formed and consolidated.

This led to a transition to industry to work first as a Machine Learning Engineer, and then as the CTO of the wearable-tech startup Behaivior focused on identifying opioid cravings using data from wearable devices.

  • Data science and machine learning
  • AI and wearable technology
  • Natural and artificial neural networks
  • Cyber-Physical Product Design
  • BA Physics, Astronomy; Wesleyan University
  • PhD Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, and Biochemistry; Brown University
  • Postdoc, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Harvard University

Selections from 28 published journal articles and 15 conference posters:  
Nanbo A, Sugden AU, Sugden B. (2007) The coupling of synthesis and partitioning of EBV's plasmid replicon is revealed in live cells. EMBO vol. 26 (19) pp. 4252-62.

Sugden A, Salzer J. (2009) Supernova 2009W. CBET vol. 1793 pp. 1.

Jepson JEC, Savva YA, Yokose C, Sugden AU, Sahin A, Reenan RA. (2011) Engineered Alterations in RNA Editing Modulate Complex Behavior in Drosophila. J Biol Chem vol. 286 (10) pp. 8325-37.

Chiu Y, Sugden AU, Sugden B. (2013) Epstein-Barr Viral Productive Amplification Reprograms Nuclear Architecture, DNA Replication, and Histone Deposition. Cell Host & Microbe vol. 14 (6) pp. 607-18.

Chiu Y, Sugden AU, Fox K, Hayes M, Sugden B. (2017) Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus stably clusters its genomes across generations to maintain itself extrachromosomally. J Cell Bio vol. 216 (9) pp. 2745-2758.

Ramesh RN, Burgess CR, Sugden AU, Gyetvan M, Andermann ML. (2018) Intermingled ensembles in visual association cortex encode stimulus identity or predicted outcome. Neuron vol. 100 (4) pp. 900-915.

Livneh Y, Sugden AU, Madara JC, Flores VI, Sugden LA, Resch JM, Lowell BB, Andermann ML. (2020) Estimation of current and future physiological states by Insular Cortex. Neuron vol. 105 (6) pp. 1094-1111.

Sugden AU, Sugden LA, McGuire KL, Zaremba JD, Lutas A, Ramesh RN, Alturkistani O, Lensjø KK, Burgess CR, Andermann ML. (2020) Reactivation of salient experiences in association cortex links cues to outcomes. Nature Neuroscience vol. 23 pp. 981-991.

Sugden AU, Hayes M, Sugden B. (2021) How Epstein-Barr Virus and Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus are maintained together to transform the same B-cell. Viruses  vol. 13 (8) p. 1478.