Dr. Min Soon Cho is an assistant professor in the Section of Benign Hematology, Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Cho completed her Ph.D. from the Genes and Development (G&D) program focusing on genetically engineered mouse models and skin/limb development at The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas at Houston. During her Ph.D. training, she received numerous awards including Trainee Research Excellence Achievement Award and G&D Research Achievement Award. Dr. Cho completed her post-doctoral work with Dr. Afshar-Kharghan (Benign Hematology) and Dr. Sood (Gynecologic Oncology) at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She participated in research projects in ovarian cancer progression, and therapeutic approaches, which consist of a multi-faceted aspect of hematologic components; 1) complement component C3 regulation and 2) the role of platelets in ovarian cancer.
Dr. Cho is a recipient of The Harold C. and Mary L. Daily Endowment Fellowship. She has more than 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Cancer Cell, Nature Communication, Cell Reports, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Clinical Cancer Research and Blood over the last six years. She recognized as a recipient of the Basic Research Distinguished Paper Award from the Division of Internal Medicine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Cho’s most recent research interests mainly focus on investigating the function of platelet in the TME during ovarian cancer progression, and immune response.