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Lab Members

Müschen Lab

Ishizuka Lab

Braun Lab

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology), Louis Goodman and Alfred Gilman Yale Scholar

    Research Interests
    • Antigens
    • Carcinoma, Renal Cell
    • Immunotherapy
    • Cancer Vaccines
    • Genomics
    • Tumor Microenvironment
    • Transcriptome
    David Braun, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and a member of the Center of Molecular and Cellular Oncology (CMCO) at Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Braun cares for patients with kidney cancers. He received his PhD in Computational Biology from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science at New York University and his medical degree from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed his residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he received the Dunn Medical Intern Award and served as Chief Medical Resident before completing fellowship training in adult oncology through the Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare program where he was appointed the Emil Frei Fellow and the John R. Svenson Fellow. Dr. Braun joined Yale from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where he was an Instructor in Medicine with clinical and scientific interest in understanding and improving immune therapies for kidney cancer. He has a longstanding interest in integrating experimental and computational approaches to biomedical research and is currently studying mechanisms of response and resistance to immune therapy in kidney cancer, with the goal of developing novel therapies. He continues this work as part of the CMCO, which fosters and mentors physician-scientists as they advance their laboratory-based research programs to bridge fundamental cancer biology with clinical investigation for the translation of basic discoveries into better treatments or diagnosis.
  • Research Associate

    Nick is a research associate in the BraunLab at Yale. Prior to moving to Yale, Nick worked as a research technician in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Wu at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he optimized methods for patient-derived models of the tumor microenvironment. He also gained considerable experience in sequence analysis, cloning of T cell receptors, and analyses of T cell responses. Prior to Dana-Farber, Nick worked as a research technician in the laboratory of Dr. JoAnne Flynn, where he assisted in studying immunologic responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis in non-human primate models. Outside of work, Nick enjoys traveling, climbing, and the beach.