Hematology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Jaehyung (Gus) Cho

Jaehyung (Gus) Cho, PhD


Department of Medicine

Hematology Division

Department of Pathology & Immunology

Research Interests

  • Platelet
  • Neutrophil
  • Thrombosis
  • Inflammation
  • Intravital microscopy


  • 314-362-8804 (office)
  • 314-362-8826 (fax)
  • Division of Hematology
    Mail Stop 8125-0020-08
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 8804A, Clinical Sciences Research Building (office)
  • Room 8804/8808, Clinical Sciences Research Building (lab)


1990-1996 BS/MS, Pharmacy (Pharmacology), ChungAng University, Seoul, South Korea
2001-2006 PhD, Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2006-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Hemostasis & Thrombosis, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Academic Positions & Employment
1996-2001 Research Scientist, C&C Research Laboratories, Kyunggi-do, South Korea
2009-2015 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL
2015-2020 Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2020 Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2020-present Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), St. Louis, MO
University Appointments
2020-present Member, Center for Cardiovascular Research
2020-present Member, The Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
2020-present Member, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (Programs of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology)
2020-present Member, Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences
2020-present Associate Member, Siteman Cancer Center
University Committees
2012-2014 Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Pharmacology, UIC
2014-2019 Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Pharmacology, UIC
2014-2020 Interviewer for MD/PhD students, UIC
2016-2020 Interviewer for MD students, UIC
2020-present Admissions Committee of Molecular Cell Biology Program, WUSM
Honors & Awards
2007 Young Investigator Best Article Award in Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, The XXI International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Congress, Geneva, Switzerland
2009 Young Investigator Award, 4th Annual Platelet Colloquium, Washington, DC
2011 U.S. New Investigator Scholar Award, The XXIII International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Congress, Kyoto, Japan
2012 Kenneth M. Brinkhous Young Investigator Award in Thrombosis, Finalist, Chicago, IL
2014 Irvine H. Page Young Investigator Research Award, Finalist, Toronto, Canada
2014 Fellow of the American Heart Association
2015 Rising Star Award, UIC College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
2019 Department Faculty of the Year, UIC College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Editorial Responsibilities
2017-present Editorial Board, Frontiers in Medicine
National/International Panels & Committees
2011-2012 Peer Review Committee, American Heart Association (AHA), National Center and Midwest Affiliate Vascular Wall Biology Study Section
2012-2018 Peer Review Committee, AHA Thrombosis Basic Research Study Section
2020 Peer Review Committee, AHA Innovative Project Award Vascular Basic Sciences
2014 External Reviewer, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Career Development Award, France
2015-2018 External Reviewer, Medical Research Council (MRC) Program, UK
2015-2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program Committee
2017-2018 Ad-hoc Reviewer, NIH, Physiology & Pathobiology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems (F10A) Study Section
2017 Ad-hoc Reviewer, NIH Molecular and Cellular Hematology (MCH) Study Section
2017 External Reviewer, Fondazione Telethon Research Program, Italy
2018 Ad-hoc Reviewer, NIH Special Emphasis Panel, ZRG1 VH-J (02)
2018 Ad-hoc Reviewer, The Academy of Medical Sciences Newton International Fellowships, UK
2020 Ad-hoc Reviewer, The Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Respiratory Health and Effects Study Section
2020 Ad-hoc Reviewer, Chicago Biomedical Consortium (CBC) Accelerator Award
2020 External Reviewer, Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Hertha Firnberg Program, Austria
2020 The Clinical Research Training Center’s KL2 Career Development Program, WUSM
2020 Ad-hoc Reviewer, NIH Special Emphasis Panel, ZHL1 CSR-O (F1)
2021 Ad-hoc Reviewer, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
2021 Ad-hoc Reviewer, NIH Innate Immunity and Inflammation (III) Study Section
2021 Ad-hoc Reviewer, NIH Special Emphasis Panel, ZRG1 VH-N (02)
2021 Ad-hoc Reviewer, National Science Centre, Poland
2021 Ad-hoc Reviewer, NIH Hemostasis, Thrombosis, Blood Cells, and Transfusion (HTBT) Study Section
2021 Ad-hoc Reviewer, Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Discovery Viral Infectious Disease (DIS-VID-3) Study Section
2021 Ad-hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology and Biosciences Research Council, UKRI, UK
Professional Societies & Organizations
2006-present International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis
2008-present American Society of Hematology
2010-present American Heart Association
2015-present North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis
2016-present American Association for the Advancement of Science
2017-present North American Vascular Biology Organization
2017-present Society for Redox Biology and Medicine