David Asuzu, MD, PhD


Doctor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine, 2017

Doctor of Philosophy
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Mayo Clinic, 2011

Masters of Public Health
Harvard School of Public Health, 2016

Bachelor of Science
Mechanical Engineering, with distinction
Iowa State University, 2005

Research interests:

Tumor biology, cancer stem cells, cancer epigenomics, microarray and next-gen sequencing data analysis, functional imaging, brain connectivity, big data, clinical outcomes research, translational studies, product development, resource utilization.

Recent publications from US National Library of Medicine and PubMed

Research experiences:

Mayo Clinic, Rochester. 2006 – 2007.
A novel algorithm for correction of MRI motion artifacts in Fourier space.
Mentor: Armando Manduca, Ph.D.

Enteric Neuroscience Unit, Center for Epigonomics. Mayo Clinic, Rochester. 2007 – 2011
Polycomb group proteins as master epigenetic regulators of stem cell senescence in cancer and aging.
Mentor: Tamas Ordog, MD.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle. 2011 – 2012.
Characterization of Dux4, of novel transcription factor targeting rhabdomyosarcoma cell lines.
Mentor: Stephen Tappscott, MD, PhD.

Yale department of Neuroscience.  2012 – 2016
TURN, a simple predictor of hemorrhagic conversion after IV rt-PA
Mentor: Kevin Sheth, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital, department of Neurosurgery. 2016 – 2017
Short and medium term functional outcomes after traumatic brain injury in the TRACK-TBI nationwide database.
Mentor: Ann-Christine Duhaime, MD.

Yale department of Neurosurgery. 2016 – 2017
Clinical, radiographic and pathological characterization of atypical pituitary adenomas.
Mentor: Dennis Spencer, MD.

NIH NINDS department of Neurological Surgery. 2016.
Prediction of early remission after transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing’s disease.
Mentor: Prashant Chittiboina, MD.

Honors and awards:

Iowa State University Dean’s list Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004
National Dean’s List honor society feature student, 2005
Winner, 2004/2005 William Bathie Mechanical Engineering academic achievement scholarship
2009 AAAS/Science Award for Excellence in Science
2009 NGEM Young Investigator award for poster abstract titled “Polycomb group (PcG) transcriptional co-repressors regulate the differentiation of isolated KitlowCD34+CD44+ progenitors of murine gastric interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC)”
2009 NIH F31 predoctoral research grant Epigenetic regulation of stem cell senescence in aging. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases F31 DK89974
2013 Lowe Research Funds Award, Yale University School of Medicine
2014 American Academy of Neurology G. Milton Shy Award for achievements in research.
2014 Yale Venture Creation Program Award for Bulldog Mobile Health
2014 Google Developers Startup Launch award for mobile app Risk rtPA
2015 Facebook FbStart award for mobile app Risk rtPA
2015 Yale Farr Scholarship for excellence in research
2018 NIH LRP intramural award. Characterization of cortisol-secreting pituitary adenomas.