Rashmi Sood, PhD

Rashmi Sood, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Contact Information


PhD, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India
Postdoctoral Fellow, Blood Research Institute, Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Dr. Rashmi Sood received her PhD in Molecular Biology from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. Her postdoctoral studies were conducted at the Blood Research Institute at Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where she specialized in coagulation and vascular biology. Dr. Sood’s studies are largely focused on understanding the role of thrombotic and hemorrhagic complications in placenta-mediated adverse pregnancy outcomes. Her laboratory develops and utilizes rodent models to identify maternal and fetal factors that regulate placental and uterine hemostasis. In parallel, her laboratory seeks to discover predictive biomarkers that can be used to identify high-risk pregnancies in women.

Honors and Awards

Basil O’ Connor Starter Scholar Award, March of Dimes Foundation
Scientist Development Grant, American Heart Association
Fellow of the American Heart Association
R01 “Role of maternal platelets in placental and pregnancy complications”, National Institutes of Health
AHW award “Immune crosstalk in preterm birth”, Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Foundation

Research Interests

  • Extraembryonic tissue development
  • Coagulation and platelet disorders
  • Uterine and placental hemostasis
  • Placenta-mediated pregnancy complications
  • Perinatal health/Prematurity
  • Biomarkers of pregnancy complications