Chisaraokwu N Asomugha, MD
Title Assistant Professor
Institution Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Department Pediatrics
School College of Medicine
Address 1731 E. 120th Street


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1. Moore BA, Leonard BC, Sebbag L, Edwards SG, Cooper A, Imai DM, Straiton E, Santos L, Reilly C, Griffey SM, Bower L, Clary D, Mason J, Roux MJ, Meziane H, Herault Y. Erratum: Author Correction: Identification of genes required for eye development by high-throughput screening of mouse knockouts. Commun Biol. 2019; 2:97.
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2. Moore BA, Leonard BC, Sebbag L, Edwards SG, Cooper A, Imai DM, Straiton E, Santos L, Reilly C, Griffey SM, Bower L, Clary D, Mason J, Roux MJ, Meziane H, Herault Y. Identification of genes required for eye development by high-throughput screening of mouse knockouts. Commun Biol. 2018; 1:236.
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3. Arinzechi EO, Ogunrin OA, Nwosu CM, Nwani PO, Enwereji KO, Asomugha LA, Dimkpa U. Seizure frequency and risk of cognitive impairment in people living with epilepsy in a sub-urban community in South Eastern Nigeria. J Clin Neurosci. 2019 Jan; 59:98-105.
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4. Albrecht NE, Alevy J, Jiang D, Burger CA, Liu BI, Li F, Wang J, Kim SY, Hsu CW, Kalaga S, Udensi U, Asomugha C, Bohat R, Gaspero A, Justice MJ, Westenskow PD, Yamamoto S, Seavitt JR, Beaudet AL, Dickinson ME, Samuel MA. Rapid and Integrative Discovery of Retina Regulatory Molecules. Cell Rep. 2018 08 28; 24(9):2506-2519.
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5. Igbiri S, Udowelle NA, Ekhator OC, Asomugha RN, Igweze ZN, Orisakwe OE. Edible Mushrooms from Niger Delta, Nigeria with Heavy Metal Levels of Public Health Concern: A Human Health Risk Assessment. Recent Pat Food Nutr Agric. 2018; 9(1):31-41.
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6. Ekhator OC, Udowelle NA, Igbiri S, Asomugha RN, Frazzoli C, Orisakwe OE. Street foods exacerbate effects of the environmental burden of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Nigeria. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018 Feb; 25(6):5529-5538.
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7. Agrawal SA, Burgoyne T, Eblimit A, Bellingham J, Parfitt DA, Lane A, Nichols R, Asomugha C, Hayes MJ, Munro PM, Xu M, Wang K, Futter CE, Li Y, Chen R, Cheetham ME. REEP6 deficiency leads to retinal degeneration through disruption of ER homeostasis and protein trafficking. Hum Mol Genet. 2017 07 15; 26(14):2667-2677.
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8. Ekhator OC, Udowelle NA, Igbiri S, Asomugha RN, Igweze ZN, Orisakwe OE. Safety Evaluation of Potential Toxic Metals Exposure from Street Foods Consumed in Mid-West Nigeria. J Environ Public Health. 2017; 2017:8458057.
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9. Igbiri S, Udowelle NA, Ekhator OC, Asomugha RN, Igweze ZN, Orisakwe OE. Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In Edible Mushrooms from Niger Delta, Nigeria: Carcinogenic and Non-Carcinogenic Health Risk Assessment Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2017 02 01; 18(2):437-447.
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10. Udowelle NA, Igweze ZN, Asomugha RN, Orisakwe OE. Health risk assessment and dietary exposure of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), lead and cadmium from bread consumed in Nigeria. Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2017; 68(3):269-280.
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11. Asomugha EU, Miller JA, McLain RF. Surgical Site Infections in Posterior Lumbar Surgery: A Controlled-Cohort Study of Epidural Steroid Paste. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jan 01; 42(1):63-69.
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12. Arno G, Agrawal SA, Eblimit A, Bellingham J, Xu M, Wang F, Chakarova C, Parfitt DA, Lane A, Burgoyne T, Hull S, Carss KJ, Fiorentino A, Hayes MJ, Munro PM, Nicols R, Pontikos N, Holder GE. Mutations in REEP6 Cause Autosomal-Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Dec 01; 99(6):1305-1315.
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13. Arinzechi EO, Ogunrin OA, Nwosu CM, Nwani PO, Enwereji KO, Asomugha LA, Dimkpa U. A community-based case-control study of prevalence and pattern of cognitive impairments in patients with epilepsy residing in South-Eastern Nigeria. J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2016 Jul-Sep; 7(3):405-11.
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14. Asomugha EU, Den Hartog BD, Junko JT, Alexander IJ. Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion for Severe Deformity and Bone Loss. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Mar; 24(3):125-34.
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15. Alley DE, Asomugha CN, Conway PH, Sanghavi DM. Accountable Health Communities--Addressing Social Needs through Medicare and Medicaid. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 07; 374(1):8-11.
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16. Asomugha RN, Udowelle NA, Offor SJ, Njoku CJ, Ofoma IV, Chukwuogor CC, Orisakwe OE. Heavy metals hazards from Nigerian spices. Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2016; 67(3):309-14.
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17. Nwani PO, Nwosu MC, Asomugha LA, Enwereji KO, Arinzechi EO, Ogunniyi AO. Epidemiology of active epilepsy in a suburban community in Southeast Nigeria: A door-to-door survey. Niger J Clin Pract. 2015 Jul-Aug; 18(4):527-33.
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18. Asomugha RN, Ezejiofor AN, Okafor PN, Ijeh II. Acute and Cytotoxicity Studies of Aqueous and Ethanolic Leaf Extracts of Chromolaena odorata. Pak J Biol Sci. 2015 Jan; 18(1):46-9.
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19. Okuonghae EO, Onyenekwe CC, Ahaneku JE, Ukibe NR, Nwani PO, Asomugha AL, Osakue NO, Aidomeh F, Awalu CC. Evaluation of antioxidant status of female diabetic patients in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Anambra State, Nigeria. Br J Biomed Sci. 2015; 72(4):164-7.
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20. Asomugha EU, McLain RF. Special note: preliminary findings--epidural steroid paste in posterior lumbar surgery: surgical site complications in a case-controlled cohort. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jul 01; 39(15):E907-11.
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21. Shaw FE, Asomugha CN, Conway PH, Rein AS. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: opportunities for prevention and public health. Lancet. 2014 Jul 05; 384(9937):75-82.
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22. Enwereji KO, Nwosu MC, Ogunniyi A, Nwani PO, Asomugha AL, Enwereji EE. Epidemiology of stroke in a rural community in Southeastern Nigeria. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2014; 10:375-88.
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23. Hansen LO, Tinney B, Asomugha CN, Barron JL, Rao M, Curry LA, Lucas G, Rosenthal MS. "You get caught up": youth decision-making and violence. J Prim Prev. 2014 Feb; 35(1):21-31.
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24. Scanzello CR, Albert AS, DiCarlo E, Rajan KB, Kanda V, Asomugha EU, Swaim BH, Katz JN, Goldring SR, Richmond JC, McKeon B. The influence of synovial inflammation and hyperplasia on symptomatic outcomes up to 2 years post-operatively in patients undergoing partial meniscectomy. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Sep; 21(9):1392-9.
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25. Nwani PO, Nwosu MC, Enwereji KO, Asomugha AL, Arinzechi EO, Ogunniyi AO. Epilepsy treatment gap: prevalence and associated factors in Southeast Nigeria. Acta Neurol Scand. 2013 Aug; 128(2):83-90.
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26. Nwani PO, Arinzechi EO, Asomugha AL, Enwereji KO, Nwosu MC, Ogunniyi AO. Illness concept among people with epilepsy and their caregivers and preferred treatment methods in a suburban community in Southeast Nigeria. West Afr J Med. 2013 Jan-Mar; 32(1):26-30.
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27. Ukoha UU, Udemezue OO, Oranusi CK, Asomugha AL, Dimkpa U, Nzeukwu LC. Photometric facial analysis of the Igbo Nigerian adult male. Niger Med J. 2012 Oct; 53(4):240-4.
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28. Okocha EC, Oguejiofor OC, Odenigbo CU, Okonkwo UC, Asomugha L. Prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen seropositivity among HIV-infected and non-infected individuals in Nnewi, Nigeria. Niger Med J. 2012 Oct; 53(4):249-53.
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29. Moonasar D, Asomugha C, Baker L, Blumberg L, Barnes KI, Maharaj R, Benson F. Preventing disease and saving lives: the malaria season is upon us. S Afr Med J. 2011 Nov 25; 101(12):865-7.
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30. Asomugha CO, Gupta R, Srivastava OP. Structural and functional roles of deamidation of N146 and/or truncation of NH2- or COOH-termini in human aB-crystallin. Mol Vis. 2011; 17:2407-20.
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31. Asomugha CO, Gupta R, Srivastava OP. Structural and functional properties of NH(2)-terminal domain, core domain, and COOH-terminal extension of aA- and aB-crystallins. Mol Vis. 2011; 17:2356-67.
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32. Scanzello CR, McKeon B, Swaim BH, DiCarlo E, Asomugha EU, Kanda V, Nair A, Lee DM, Richmond JC, Katz JN, Crow MK, Goldring SR. Synovial inflammation in patients undergoing arthroscopic meniscectomy: molecular characterization and relationship to symptoms. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Feb; 63(2):391-400.
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33. Asomugha CN, Derose KP, Lurie N. Faith-based organizations, science, and the pursuit of health. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Feb; 22(1):50-5.
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34. Gupta R, Asomugha CO, Srivastava OP. The common modification in alphaA-crystallin in the lens, N101D, is associated with increased opacity in a mouse model. J Biol Chem. 2011 Apr 01; 286(13):11579-92.
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35. Asomugha CO, Gupta R, Srivastava OP. Identification of crystallin modifications in the human lens cortex and nucleus using laser capture microdissection and CyDye labeling. Mol Vis. 2010 Mar 23; 16:476-94.
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36. Asomugha CO, Linn DM, Linn CL. ACh receptors link two signaling pathways to neuroprotection against glutamate-induced excitotoxicity in isolated RGCs. J Neurochem. 2010 Jan; 112(1):214-26.
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37. Paweska JT, Sewlall NH, Ksiazek TG, Blumberg LH, Hale MJ, Lipkin WI, Weyer J, Nichol ST, Rollin PE, McMullan LK, Paddock CD, Briese T, Mnyaluza J, Dinh TH, Mukonka V, Ching P, Duse A, Richards G, de Jong G, Cohen C, Ikalafeng B, Mugero C, Asomugha C, Malotle MM, Nteo DM, Misiani E, Swanepoel R, Zaki SR. Nosocomial outbreak of novel arenavirus infection, southern Africa. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Oct; 15(10):1598-602.
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38. Asomugha AL, Chukwuanukwu TO, Nwajagu GI, Ukoha U. An accessory flexor of the fifth toe. Niger J Clin Pract. 2005 Dec; 8(2):130-2.
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39. Orisakwe OE, Asomugha R, Afonne OJ, Anisi CN, Obi E, Dioka CE. Impact of effluents from a car battery manufacturing plant in Nigeria on water, soil, and food qualities. Arch Environ Health. 2004 Jan; 59(1):31-6.
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40. Afonne OJ, Orisakwe OE, Dioka CE, Obi E, Ezejiofor T, Asomugha L, Ukoha U. Effects of rinbacin extract on rat kidney. Biol Pharm Bull. 2002 Aug; 25(8):1022-5.
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41. Orisakwe OE, Asomugha R, Obi E, Afonne OJ, Dioka CE, Akumka D, Ilondu NA. Ecotoxicological study of the Niger-Delta area of the River Niger. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2001 Apr; 66(4):548-52.
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42. Orisakwe OE, Afonne OJ, Nwobodo E, Asomugha L, Dioka CE. Low-dose mercury induces testicular damage protected by zinc in mice. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2001 Mar; 95(1):92-6.
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43. Abila B, Ezeamuzie IC, Igbigbi PS, Ambakederemo AW, Asomugha L. Effects of two antihistamines on chloroquine and histamine induced weal and flare in healthy African volunteers. Afr J Med Med Sci. 1994 Jun; 23(2):139-42.
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44. Ezeamuzie CI, Igbigbi PS, Asomugha L, Ambakederemo AW, Abila B, Assem ES. Urine methylhistamine concentrations before and after chloroquine in healthy black subjects. J Trop Med Hyg. 1990 Dec; 93(6):423-5.
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Funding Opportunities

Click terms below for current NIH/NSF funding opportunities.
  • Food Contamination


  • Lumbar Vertebrae


  • Decompression, Surgical


  • Steroids


  • Lens, Crystalline


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