Sung-Hwan Cho - Research Scientist


Division of Plant Sciences

202 Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center

1201 E. Rollins Street

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia MO 65211


Lab phone: (573) 884 4799



2010 Ph.D.     Seoul National University, Department of Plant Science

2005 B.S.        Korea University



November 2012 – March 2014:

Senior Research Scientist

Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences

Seoul National University

 March 2010 – October 2012:

Postdoctoral Scientist

Plant Genomics and Breeding Institute

Seoul National University



Role of extracellular ATP in plant growth and development



Sung-Hwan Cho, Katalin Tóth, Daewon Kim, Phuc Vo, Chung-Ho Lin, Pubudu Handakumbura, Albert Rivas-Ubach, Sterling Evans, Ljiljana Pasa-Tolic, Gary Stacey, Activation of the mevalonic acid pathway by extracellular ATP, Nature Communications, 13, 450 (2022),

Ha N. Duong*, Sung-Hwan Cho*, Limin Wang, An Q. Pham, Julia M. Davies, Gary Stacey, Cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel 6 is involved in extracellular ATP signaling and plant immunity, Plant Journal, (2021), (*equal contribution),

An Q. Pham, Sung-Hwan Cho, Cuong The Nguyen, Gary Stacey, Arabidopsis Lectin Receptor Kinase P2K2 Is a Second Plant Receptor for Extracellular ATP and Contributes to Innate Immunity,, Plant Physiology, 183, vol 3, 1364–1375 (2020),

Cho SH, Lee CH, Gi E, Yim Y, Koh HJ, Kang K, Peak NC (2018) The Rice Rolled Fine Striped (RFS) CHD3/Mi-2 Chromatin Remodeling Factor Epigenetically Regulates Genes Involved in Oxidative Stress Responses During Leaf Development. Frontiers in plant science

Cho SH, Nguyen CT, Choi J, Stacey G (2017) Molecular Mechanism of Plant Recognition of Extracellular ATP. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Nguyen CT, Tanaka K, Cao Y, Cho SH, Xu D, Stacey G. (2016) Computational analysis of the ligand binding site of the extracellular ATP receptor, DORN1. PLoS One 11(9):e0161894. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161894. (Impact Factor: 3.234)

Cho SH, Paek NC. (2016) Regulatory role of the OsWOX3A transcription factor in rice root development. Plant Signaling & Behavior11(6):e1184807. doi:10.1080/15592324.2016.1184807.

Cho SH, Kang KY, Lee SH, Lee IJ and Paek NC. (2016) OsWOX3A is involved in negative feedback regulation of the gibberellic acid biosynthetic pathway in rice (Oryza sativa). Journal of Experimental Botany 67(6):1677-87doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv559. 

Tanaka K*, Cho SH*, Lee H, Pham AQ, Batek JM, Cui S, Qiu J, Khan SM, Joshi T, Zhang ZJ, Xu D, Stacey G (2015) Effect of lipo-chitooligosaccharide on early growth of C4 grass seedlings. Journal of Experimental Botany doi:10.1093/jxb/erv260. (*equal contribution) 

Wang SH, Lim JH, Kim SS, Cho SH, Yoo SC, Koh HJ, Sakuraba Y, and Paek NC (2015) Mutation of SPOTTED LEAF3 (SPL3) impairs abscisic acid-responsive signaling and delays leaf senescence in rice. Journal of Experimental Botany 66 (22): 7045-7059. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv401. 

Cho SH, Yoo SC, Zhang H, Lim JH, and Paek NC. (2014) Rice NARROW LEAF1 gene controls auxin transport genes and root development. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 32:270-281.

Kwon CT, Yoo SC, Koo BH, Cho SH, Park JW, Li J, Li Z, Koh HJ and Paek NC. (2014) Natural variation in early flowering1 contributes to early flowering in japonica rice under natural long days. Plant, Cell & Environment 37: 101-112.

Yoo SC*, Cho SH* and Paek NC. (2013) Rice WUSCHEL-related homeobox 3A (OsWOX3A) modulates auxin-transport gene expression in lateral root and root hair development. Plant Signaling & Behavior8: 10, e25929. (* equal contribution)

Cho SH, Yoo SC, Zhang H, Pandeya D, Hwang JY, Koh HJ, Kim GT and Paek NC. (2013) The rice narrow leaf2 and narrow leaf3 loci encode WUSCHEL-related homeobox 3A (OsWOX3A) and function in leaf, spikelet, tiller and lateral root development. New Phytologist198: 1071-1084.

Sakuraba Y, Rahman ML, Cho SH, Kim YS, Koh HJ, Yoo SC, Paek NC. (2013) The rice faded green leaf locus encodes protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase B and is essential for chlorophyll synthesis under high light conditions. The Plant Journal 74: 122-133.

Cho SH, Lee JK, Jung KH, Lee YW, Park JC, and Paek NC. (2012) Genome-wide analysis of genes induced by Fusariumgraminearum infection in resistant and susceptible wheat cultivars. Journal of Plant Biology 55(1): 64-72.

Yoo JH, Park JH, Cho SH, Yoo SC, Li J, Zhang H, Kim KS, Koh HJ and Paek NC. (2011) The Rice bright green leaf (bgl) locus encodes OsRopGEF10, which activates the development of small cuticular papillae on leaf surfaces. Plant Molecular Biology77(6): 631-641.

Li J, Pandeya D, Nath K, Zulfugarov IS, Yoo SC, Zhang H, Yoo JH, Cho SH, Koh HJ, Kim DS, Seo HS, Kang BC, Lee CH, and Paek NC. (2010) ZEBRA-NECROSIS, a novel thylakoid-bound protein, is critical for photoprotection of developing chloroplasts during early leaf development. The Plant Journal62: 713-725.

Yoo SC*, Cho SH*, Sugimoto H, Li J, Kusumi K, Koh HJ, KohIba and Paek NC. (2009) Rice Virescent-3 and Stripe-1encoding the large and small subunits of ribonucleotide reductase are required for chloroplast biogenesis during early leaf development. Plant Physiology 150: 388-401. (* equal contribution)

Yoo SC*, Cho SH*, Zhang H, Paik HC, Lee CH, Li J, Yoo JH, Lee BW, Koh HJ, Seo HS and Paek NC. (2007) Identification of quantitative trait loci associated with functional stay-green SNU-SG1 in rice. Molecules and Cells 24: 83-94. (* equal contribution)

Yoo JH, Yoo SC, Zhang H, Cho SH and Paek NC. (2007) Identification of QTL for early heading date of H143 in rice. Journal of Crop Science and Biotechnology10(4): 243-248.

Zhang H, Li J, Yoo JH, Yoo SC, Cho SH, Koh HJ, Seo HS and Paek NC. (2006) Rice Chlorina-1 and Chlorina-9 encode ChlD and ChlI subunits of Mg-chelatase, a key enzyme for chlorophyll synthesis and chloroplast development. Plant Molecular Biology 62: 325-337.