Judy H. Cho, MD
Year elected: 2005
Current membership category: Senior
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Departments of Internal Medicine and Genetics
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1498
Box 1498
New York , NY 10029
United States of America
Phone: 212-824-8911
Facsimile: 212-241-3310
Email: judy.cho@mssm.edu

Honors and awards

National Academy of Medicine (2020)

Biographical statement

My laboratory is interested in defining the pathogenesis of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD, comprised of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). We have identified over 163 loci containing predominantly common variants associated with IBD. We are currently interrogating less common genetic variation associated to IBD, with a particular focus on Ashkenazi Jewish patients. We are particularly interesting in defining the relationship between context-specific expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) and cell- and tissue-specific enhancers, with a particular focus on myeloid cells. Of great interest to us is interrogating gene expression along the prostaglandin E2 pathway for potential therapeutic targeting. We are also defining the interactions between intestinal stem cells and the microbial milieu that likely modulates chronic inflammatory changes in IBD.

Institutional affiliations

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Primary)

Specialties

Genetics
Internal Medicine