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Ronald Jackups, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Fellowship Program Director, Clinical Informatics



Additional Titles

  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, SLCH Blood Bank and Hematology Laboratory
  • Co-Medical Director, BJH Hematology Lab


  • B.A. (Mathematics and Classics): Washingotn University, St. Louis, MO (2000)
  • Medical Degree: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (2008)
  • Ph.D. (Bioinformatics): University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (2008)
  • Resident in Clinical Pathology: Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2011)
  • Transfusion Medicine Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis, MO (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Clinical Pathology, 2012
  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Transfusion Medicine, 2012
  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Clinical Informatics, 2015

Research Interests

Dr. Jackups’ research involves informatics applications to blood banking and hematology including inventory management and education.

Clinical Interests

  • Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine
  • Informatics & Statistics


Pub Med Search

Sassoon A, Nam D, Jackups R, Johnson SR, Nunley RM, Barrack RL.  Tranexamic acid: optimal blood loss management in surface replacement arthroplasty.  Bone Joint J.  2016;98-B(2):173-8.
Fields ME, Hulbert ML, Chen L, Berlin AN, Jackups R, Spinella PC.  Red blood cell storage duration is not associated with clinical outcomes for acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease.  Transfusion.  2015;55(11):2714-21.
Wilen CB, Monaco CL, Hoppe-Bauer J, Jackups R Jr, Bucelli RC, Burnham CA.  Criteria to reduce unnecessary testing for herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, and enterovirus in cerebrospinal fluid samples from adults.  J Clin Microbiol.  2015;53:887-95.
Jackups R Jr, Kymes S.  Comparison of two platelet transfusion strategies to minimize ABO-non-identical transfusion, outdating, and shortages using a computer-simulated “virtual blood bank”.  Transfusion.  2015;55:348-56.
Jackups R Jr, Canter C, Sweet SC, Mohanakumar T, Morris GP.  Measurement of donor-specific HLA antibodies following plasma exchange therapy predicts clinical outcome in pediatric heart and lung transplant recipients with antibody-mediated rejection.  J Clin Aphersis. 2013; 28(4):301-8.
Naveed H, Jackups R Jr, Liang J.  Predicting weakly stable regions, oligomerization state, and protein-protein interfaces in transmembrane domains of outer membrane proteins.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2009; 106(31):12735-40.
Jackups R Jr, Liang J.  Combinatorial models for sequence and spatial motif discovery in short sequence fragments: examples from β-barrel membrane proteins.  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006; 1:3470-3.
Jackups R Jr, Cheng S, Liang J.  Sequence motifs and antimotifs in β-barrel membrane proteins from a genome-wide analysis: the Ala-Tyr dichotomy and chaperone binding motifs.  J Mol Biol. 2006; 363(2):611-23.
Jackups R Jr, Liang J.  Interstrand pairing patterns in β-barrel membrane proteins: the positive-outside rule, aromatic rescue, and strand registration prediction.  J Mol Biol. 2005; 354(4):979-93.  [Featured in Chin G. Rescuing Glycine.  Science. 2005; 310(5749):747.]

Office Location: BJC-IH Building, Room 4423

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Phone: 314-362-2998