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Sunghee Cho, Ph.D.
FACULTY - LAB DIRECTOR

Sunghee Cho, Ph.D.

Lab Director
Preclinical Stroke Modeling Laboratory
Burke Neurological Institute
Professor of Neuroscience
Weill Cornell Medicine

Biography

Sunghee Cho received her BS in Chemistry at Yonsei University in Korea and MS in Nutrition at Cornell University. In 1993, she received her Ph.D at the Department of Neurology/Neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medicine. She continued a post-doctoral fellowship at the laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology under the mentorship of Dr. Tong Joh and appointed for first faculty position as an instructor at Burke Medical Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology/Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medicine.

She is currently a professor in the Brain Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine and a director of Preclinical Stroke Modeling at Burke Neurological Institute. She is an editorial member of Stroke, Cerebral Blood Flow/Metabolism, and Translational Stroke Research and Fellow of American Heart/Stroke Association (FAHA), Council member on Stroke. She is a chartered NIH neural oxidative metabolism and death (NOMD) study section member and recently served a US representative of National Institute Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS, NIH) in participating European Multi-preclinical Animal Research Team Network Consortium.

Cho Laboratory focuses on the neuron-immune interaction in stroke-induced brain injury and stroke repair mechanism. The studies are funded through NINDS, NHLBI, NCRR at National Institute Health, American Heart Association, Sanofi, and Burke foundation.

Education

Degree: 
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institution: 
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City, New York, USA
Degree: 
Ph.D, Neuroscience
Institution: 
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City, New York, USA
Degree: 
M.S., Human Nutrition
Institution: 
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
Degree: 
B.S., Chemistry
Institution: 
Yonsei University, Seoul Korea

Recent Publications

PUBLICATION: 
Journal Article
Qin L, Actor-Engel HS, Woo MS, Shakil F, Chen YW, Cho S, Aoki C.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2019 Sep 15:1545968319872997. doi: 10.1177/1545968319872997. [Epub ahead of print]
Abstract on PubMed
PUBLICATION: 
Review
Mustafa Balkaya, Sunghee Cho
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism. 2019 Sep 14. doi.org/10.1177/0271678X19875212
Abstract on SAGE Journals
PUBLICATION: 
Manuscript
Jiwon Yang, Mustafa Balkaya, Cesar Beltran, Jihoe Heo, and Sunghee Cho
Journal of Neuroscience 19 August 2019, 2699-18; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2699-18.2019
Abstract on Journal of Neuroscience