Dr. Jaehyung (Gus) Cho
Dr. Jaehyung Cho is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine. He had his PhD training in the laboratory of Deane Mosher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Using proteomics and confocal microscopy, Dr. Cho’s predoctoral study revealed that plasma fibronectin is critical for facilitating platelet thrombus formation. During his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Bruce Furie at Harvard Medical School, he demonstrated that extracellular protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) promotes platelet thrombus formation and fibrin generation at the site of arteriolar injury. Another research focus of his group is elucidating the mechanisms mediating platelet-neutrophil interactions in vascular disease and to demonstrate the contribution of heterotypic cell-cell aggregation to vascular occlusion under thromboinflammatory conditions, including ischemia/reperfusion-induced tissue injury and sickle cell disease.