David Cox attended the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for his Bachelor of Science in Biology (1998). His experience in genetic analyses at UNH allowed him to directly integrate a PhD program in Human Genetics, conducting his research at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, Lyon). Following the completion of his PhD program in 2003, David returned to the United States for a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he also earned his Master of Science in Epidemiology. During this period, David became interested in the clinical characteristics of breast cancer, and decided to relocate to France in 2008, to take advantage of the well-developed network of clinicians to construct a cohort of metastatic breast cancer patients. David was recruited as an INSERM researcher in February of 2011. In addition to a highly productive research career with nearly 100 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, David has also been very active in education and training. As Davidís research has advanced, he has become interested in transferring research to the private sector through entrepreneurship, and has successfully completed an online course offered by the Ecole Polytechnique and HEC Paris on the creation and development of technology startups.