Christopher Yoo


  • Postdoctoral Fellow. Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California-Berkeley 2000
  • Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, Yale University School of Medicine 1997
  • B.A. Biology and History (dual major), The University of Pennsylvania 1991

Research Interests

  • Big Data, Analytics, and Data Sciences
  • Informatics in the Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Biomedical Diagnostics
  • Genomic Medicine
  • Cognitive Computing & Artificial Intelligence
  • Connected Nutrition


Recent Publications

  • Theodore N, Ahmed AK, Fulton T, Mousses S, Yoo C, Goodwin CR, Danielson J,
    Sciubba DM, Giers MB, Kalani MYS (2019). Genetic Predisposition to Symptomatic Lumbar
    Disk Herniation in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients. Spine 44(11): E640-E649.
  • Singh N, Tripathi AK, Sahu DK, Mishra A, Linan M, Argente B, Varkey J, Parida 
    N, Chowdhry R, Shyam H, Alam N, Dixit S, Shankar P, Mishra A, Agarwal A, Yoo C,
    Bhatt MLB, Kant R (2018). Differential genomics and transcriptomics between tyrosine
    kinase inhibitor-sensitive and -resistant BCR-ABL-dependent chronic myeloid
    leukemia. Oncotarget. 9(54):30385-30418.

Research Activity

Recent Poster Presentations

  • Hsiao Y, Derdeyn P, Yoo C (2020). Creating a Myxoma Virus Knowledgebase Annotated with BioBERT, a Pre-trained Biomedical Language Processing Model for Biomedical Text-mining, to Characterize Genomic Variation of Virus Strains, AMIA 2020 Virtual Annual Symposium, November 14-18, 2020.
  • Shweta Y, Hsiao Y-C, Ferenczi, S, Yoo C (2019). In Silico Characterization of Candidate Dysregulated Genes in Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma using Text Mining and Gene Expression Analyses., Mayo Clinic Individualized Medicine Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Mousses S, Schneider D, Kiefer J, Derdeyn P, Douglas K, Kothari A, Von Hoff D, Yoo C (2019). Application of artificial intelligence to predict a new class of novel synthetic lethal targets. ASCO 2019 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. J Clin Oncol 37: suppl; abstr 2598.
  • Douglas K, Derdeyn P, Mudappathi R, Yoo C (2019). Discovering ACC Cancer Biomarkers Using a Purpose-Built Hypergraph Database and Link Prediction. Stanford Big Data in Precision Health Conference, Stanford, CA.
  • Vittal S, Derdeyn P, Douglas K, Opena M, Marlier D, Connolly J, Schneider D, Yoo C (2018). Extending t-SNE to obtain more predictive results in healthy Singaporean population. AMIA Annual Symposium, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wohlars K, Yoo C, Kim S (2018). A Novel In Silico Approach to Identify Gene Signatures Associated with Recurrent Cancer. 30th Anniversary AACR Special Conference, Newport, RI.
  • Douglas K, Karys A, Kintaro C, Burke W, Schneider D, Yoo C (2017). A trusted community and genomic sharing application for cancer patients. 2nd Global AYA Cancer Congress, Atlanta, GA.


Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
BMD 592 Research
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
BMD 592 Research
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
BMD 592 Research


Advisory Board Member, ASU HEALab

Mentor, Mayo Clinic and ASU MedTech Accelerator

Director, Paltown Development Foundation

Industry Positions

CEO, Systems Imagination, Inc.                                                                                        2014-Present

CTO, Systems Oncology, LLC                                                                                            2015-Present

CEO, Yoo and Company, LLC                                                                                             2012-Present