Rashmi Sood, PhD

Assistant professor, Pediatric pathology, Children's Research Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-2451
(414) 955-6307


  • Pathology
Research interests
  • Bleeding/blood disorders
  • Disease pathology
  • Fetal concerns/prematurity
  • Genetic disease/genomics
  • Cell/developmental biology

Study interests

  • Thrombophilia-associated pregnancy disorders
  • Placental vascular health
  • Placental regulation of maternal cardiovascular function


  • Doctorate, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, University of Bombay, India, 1993
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Blood Research Institute, Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis., 2000-2002

Education & Awards

  • University of Delhi Merit Scholarship Award
  • Winner of National Research Scholarship of the University Grants commission, India
  • Research Scholar Fellowship awarded by the Tata Institute of fundamental Research, Bombay, India

Research & Publications


Representative publications/presentations

  • Isermann BH, Sood R, Pawlinski R, Zogg M, Kalloway S, Degen JL, Mackman N, and Weiler H. The Thrombomodulin-protein C system is Essential for the Maintenance of Pregnancy. Nature Medicine. 2003; 9(3):331-337
  • Sood R and Weiler H. Embryogenesis and Gene Targeting of Coagulation Factors in Mice. Best Practice in Research and Clinical Haematology. 2003; 16(2):169-81
  • Sood R, Kalloway S, Mast AE, Hillard CJ and Weiler H. Fetomaternal Cross Talk in the Placental Vascular Bed: Control of Coagulation by Trophoblast Cells. Blood. 2006; 107(8):3173-80. [Article accompanied by invited editorial commentary. Gris J-C: Trophoblast cells sense maternal hemostasis. Blood. 2006; 107(8):3019-20]
  • Sood, R*, Zogg M, Westrick RJ, Guo Y, Kerschen EJ, Girardi G, Salmon JE, Coughlin SR and Weiler H*. Fetal Gene Defects Precipitate Platelet Mediated Pregnancy Failure in Factor V Leiden mothers. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 2007; 204(5):1049-56 (*Co-Corresponding authors). [Article accompanied by editorial news story: Avoiding Fetal Loss. Journal of Experimental Medicine. 2007; 204(5):966]
  • Maroney SA, Cooley BC, Sood R, Weiler H and Mast AE. Combined Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor and Thrombomodulin Deficiency Produces an Augumented Hypercoagulable State with Tissue Fibrin Deposition. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2008; 6(1):111-7
  • Sood R*, Sholl L, Isermann B, Zogg M, Coughlin SR and Weiler H*. Maternal Par4 and Platelets Contribute to Defective Placenta Formation in Mouse Embryos Lacking Thrombomodulin. Blood. 2008; 112(3):585-91. (*Co-Corresponding authors)