• Dr. Yu and lab researcher Amanda Bastien

  • Yu Lab researcher Hui Zhang

  • Yu Lab researchers Geraldine Nabeta and Waago Daddacha


David S. Yu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Georgia Research Alliance Cancer Scientist
Winship Cancer Institute
Building C, Room 3008
1365 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

404-778-1758 (office)
404-778-5520 (fax)
404-778-2193 (lab)


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    Congratulations to David Yu who has been named Associate Editor of International Journal of Radiation Biology (Taylor and Francis Press).

    Congratulations to Ashley Schlafstein, Allison Withers, and Soumon Rudra for their first author paper in International Journal of Breast Cancer on the role of CDK9 expression as a favorable prognostic biomarker in breast cancer patients who fail to achieve a pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Minten who was awarded a NIH/NCI NRSA F31 predoctoral fellowship award.

    Congratulations to Allyson Koyen who was awarded the RRS Marie Curie Award for the Scholar-In-Training showing the highest potential for a successful career in cancer research. Allyson will also present her work at a plenary session.

    Congratulations to Allyson Koyen, Elizabeth Minten, and Jacob Wynne who were awarded travel awards for the RRS annual meeting in Chicago. Allyson and Jacob also received oral presentations.

    Congratulations to Allyson Koyen and Elizabeth Minten who received oral presentations for the EMGS annual meeting in San Antonio.

    Our Research

    Dr. Yu is the Jerome Landry MD Chair of Cancer Biology and an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of the Division of Cancer Biology.

    Dr. Yu received his MD from the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School in 2005 and PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2004 prior to completing residency training in Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2010. He graduated with honors from Stanford University with a BS in Biology in 1997.

    Dr. Yu has received recognition as a Georgia Research Alliance Cancer Scientist and was awarded the Michael Fry Research Award from the Radiation Research Society, which recognizes the most outstanding junior scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the field of radiation research. Dr. Yu is currently funded by NIH/NCI R01, Department of Defense, and foundation awards. He has authored a number of publications in high impact journals, including Nature, Cell, Molecular Cell, Cell Reports, and PNAS. During his residency training, Dr. Yu was an American Board of Radiology (ABR) Holman Research Pathway fellow.

    Dr. Yu is a member of the ASTRO Radiation and Cancer Biology Committee Research Council, ASTRO Research Evaluation Committee Research Council, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), Radiation Research Society (RRS), and RSNA among others. He is also a member of the Winship Cancer Institute Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics (CGE) Program, Emory Graduate Programs in Cancer Biology (CB) and Genetics and Molecular Biology (GMB), and the Emory MD/PhD Program.

    In his free time, Dr. Yu enjoys running, gardening, traveling, cooking and spending time with his family.