Asma Nusrat, MD

Dr. Asma Nusrat is a leading research clinician in the field of epithelial wound healing in the context of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Asma trained and became certified in Anatomic Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)/Harvard Medical School after which she completed a fellowship in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary pathology, as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship in epithelial cell biology at the same institution. While at BWH, she began investigating fundamental mechanisms of epithelial barrier regulation and wound repair. During this time, she was successful in obtaining NIH funding, advancing from NRSA to K08 grants and rose to the rank of Assistant Professor. She left BWH to join the faculty at Emory University to continue developing a highly successful research program centered on mucosal pathobiology in the gut, training fellows and graduate students and performing clinical service as a gastrointestinal pathologist. At Emory, Asma was highly successful in obtaining multiple NIH grants while remaining clinically active in gastrointestinal surgical pathology. She rapidly rose through the ranks and was promoted to professor with tenure in 2007. In 2015, Asma left Emory to join the faculty in the department of pathology at the University of Michigan where she was appointed as the Aldred Scott Warthin Professor and Director of Experimental Pathology.

In her lab, Asma continues a long standing quest to elucidate the pathologic mechanisms of chronic inflammatory diseases of the gut and mucosal wound repair. She has published more than 150 papers, many in high profile journals, regularly speaks at national and international symposia related to her field, and has served as an Associate Editor for leading journals in the field for over a decade. In addition to her robust research program, Asma remains clinically active as a practicing Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathologist while enjoying mentoring and teaching graduate and medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.