Diabetes Research Center (DRC)
Washington University in St. Louis

Kyunghee Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Pathology and Immunology

Mailing Address   Campus Box 8118
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Location   Room 1024, CSRB North Tower
Office Phone:   (314) 362-8716
Lab Phone:   (314) 362-9045
Fax:   (314) 362-8888
E-mail address:   kchoi@wustl.edu

Research Interest:

Islet Biology & Immunology


Category(ies) of Research:



Descriptor of Research:

Diabetes mellitus substantially increases the risk of developing coronary, cerebrovascular, and peripheral arterial disease. Abnormalities in endothelial, vascular smooth muscle cell, and platelet function contribute to pathophisiology of vascular disease. We study developmental biology of hematopoietic, vascular and cardiac systems. A better understanding of the basic mechanisms leading to hematopoietic, vascular and cardiac development may provide new strategies to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes.


Pathology & Immunology