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

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Laboratory Medicine
Laboratory Medicine

phone: (314) 454-4525


  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, Washington University2000
  • PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), University of Illinois at Chicago2008
  • MD, 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 License 2008
  • MO, Medical License 2012
  • American Board of Pathology, Certification in Clinical Pathology 2012
  • American Board of Pathology Certification in Transfusion Medicine 2012


  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Circulating mitotic figures in CMV-associated hydrops fetalis. Blood. 2012;119(14):3201. PMID:22593847 
  10. 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. 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. What is Your Guess? A Donor Going Green Clin Chem. 2010;56(12):1905. 
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Higher-order interhelical spatial interactions in membrane proteins. J Mol Biol. 2003;327(1):251-72. PMID:12614623 
  20. 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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