Ronald Jackups, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine
Laboratory Medicine

phone: (314) 454-4525


  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Washington University2000
  • M.D., Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), University of Illinois at Chicago2008
  • Ph.D., Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), University of Illinois at Chicago2008


  • Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine, Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital2008 - 2012
  • Chief Resident, Clinical Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine2009 - 2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, Temporary Resident Medical License2008
  • MO, Medical License2012
  • American Board of Pathology, Certification in Clinical Pathology2012
  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Transfusion Medicine2012


  • Research Experience for Undergraduates, Molecular Biology, The Ohio State University1999
  • Miodrag Radulovacki Family Prize for Excellence in the Basic Sciences2008
  • Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award from the Academy of Clinical Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) Annual Meeting2011 - 2012

Recent Publications view all (20)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Jackups, R Jr.. The Promise-and-Pitfalls of Computerized Provider Alerts for Laboratory Test Ordering. Clin Chem. 2016;62(6):791-2. doi:10.1373/clinchem.2016.256776 Epub 2016 Apr 28  PMID:27127182  
  2. Sassoon, A, Nam, D, Jackups, R, Johnson, RS, Nunley, RM, Barrack, RL. Tranexamic Acid: Optimal Blood Loss Management in Surface Replacement Arthroplasty Bone Joint J. 2016;98-B(2):173-8. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.98B2.36776  PMID:26850421  
  3. Chamberland RR, Burnham CA, Storch GA, Jackups R, Doern CD. Prevalence and Seasonal Distribution of Norovirus Detection in Stools Submitted From Pediatric Patients for Enteric Pathogen Testing. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2015;4(3):264-6. doi:10.1093/jpids/piu040  PMID:26407431  
  4. 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. doi:10.1111/trf.13176  PMID:26033266  
  5. Wilen CB, Monaco CL, Hoppe-Bauer J, Jackups R Jr, Bucelli RC, Burnham CA. Criteria for reducing unnecessary testing for herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, and enterovirus in cerebrospinal fluid samples from adults. J Clin Microbiol. 2015;53(3):887-95. doi:10.1128/JCM.03161-14  PMCID:PMC4390640  PMID:25568435  
  6. Nassif ME, Patel JS, Shuster JE, Raymer DS, Jackups R Jr, Novak E, Gage BF, Prasad S, Silvestry SC, Ewald GA, LaRue SJ. Clinical outcomes with use of erythropoiesis stimulating agents in patients with the HeartMate II left ventricular assist device. JACC Heart Fail. 2015;3(2):146-53. doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2014.08.005  PMID:25660839  
  7. Jackups R Jr, Kymes S. Comparison of two platelet transfusion strategies to minimize ABO-nonidentical transfusion, outdating, and shortages using a computer-simulated "virtual blood bank". Transfusion. 2015;55(2):348-56. doi:10.1111/trf.12831  PMID:25178153  
  8. 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 Apher. 2013;28(4):301-8. doi:10.1002/jca.21270  PMID:23426730  
  9. Jackups R, Mehrad M. Circulating mitotic figures in CMV-associated hydrops fetalis. Blood. 2012;119(14):3201. PMID:22593847  
  10. Naveed H, Xu Y, Jackups R Jr, Liang J. Predicting three-dimensional structures of transmembrane domains of β-barrel membrane proteins. J Am Chem Soc. 2012;134(3):1775-81. doi:10.1021/ja209895m  PMCID:PMC3415959  PMID:22148174  
  11. Hsu YM, McClellan A, Jackups R Jr, Gronowski AM, Scott MG. Was a recent manufacturer recall of CA-125 reagents necessary? Clin Chim Acta. 2011;412(19-20):1886-7. doi:10.1016/j.cca.2011.05.030  PMID:21641338  
  12. Jackups R Jr, Grossman B. What is Your Guess? A Donor Going Green Clin Chem. 2010;56(12):1905. 
  13. Jackups R Jr, Liang J. Combinatorial analysis for sequence and spatial motif discovery in short sequence fragments. IEEE/ACM Trans Comput Biol Bioinform. 2010;7(3):524-36. doi:10.1109/TCBB.2008.101  PMCID:PMC3417775  PMID:20671322  
  14. 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 U S A. 2009;106(31):12735-40. doi:10.1073/pnas.0902169106  PMCID:PMC2722334  PMID:19622743  
  15. Jackups R Jr, Cheng S, Liang J. Sequence motifs and antimotifs in beta-barrel membrane proteins from a genome-wide analysis: the Ala-Tyr dichotomy and chaperone binding motifs. J Mol Biol. 2006;363(2):611-23. doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2006.07.095  PMID:16973175  
  16. Jackups R Jr, Liang J. Combinatorial model for sequence and spatial motif discovery in short sequence fragments: examples from beta-barrel membrane proteins. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006;1:3470-3. doi:10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259727  PMCID:PMC2703457  PMID:17947032  
  17. Jackups R Jr, Liang J. Interstrand pairing patterns in beta-barrel membrane proteins: the positive-outside rule, aromatic rescue, and strand registration prediction. J Mol Biol. 2005;354(4):979-93. doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2005.09.094  PMID:16277990  
  18. Liang J, Adamian L, Jackups R Jr. The membrane-water interface region of membrane proteins: structural bias and the anti-snorkeling effect. Trends Biochem Sci. 2005;30(7):355-7. doi:10.1016/j.tibs.2005.05.003  PMID:15935679  
  19. Adamian L, Jackups R Jr, Binkowski TA, Liang J. Higher-order interhelical spatial interactions in membrane proteins. J Mol Biol. 2003;327(1):251-72. PMID:12614623  
  20. Chen JY, Stands L, Staley JP, Jackups RR Jr, Latus LJ, Chang TH. Specific alterations of U1-C protein or U1 small nuclear RNA can eliminate the requirement of Prp28p, an essential DEAD box splicing factor. Mol Cell. 2001;7(1):227-32. PMID:11172727  
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