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.