Gil G. Mor, M.D, Ph.D.

Scientific Director, C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Vice Chair of Research, John M. Malone Jr., M.D. Endowed Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Research Overview

Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the John M. Malone Jr. MD, Endowed Chair and Scientific Director of The C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development at Wayne State University.  Before moving to Wayne State University he was a Tenured Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Yale University School of Medicine. In his research he examines topics related to the immunology of pregnancy and the role of inflammation in cancer formation and progression. He was the Division Director of the Reproductive Science Division at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Yale and directed the Reproductive Immunology Unit and the Translational Research Program "Discovery To Cure".  Dr. Mor was the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology since 2009 to 2019 and is the President of the American Society for Reproductive Immunology.

Dr. Mor has been funded by grants from National Institute of Child Health Development (NICHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) as well as by several pharmaceutical companies and is widely published in the area of immunology and reproduction with more than 300 publications and is the editor of a three books on "Immunology of pregnancy" and "Apoptosis and Cancer".  He is also the Senior Editor of a book series on Reproductive Immunology with Elsevier.

Dr. Mor is recipient of several national and international prizes, including the Pearl River Professor from Jinan University Guangzhou China, the  J. Christian Herr Award- and the AJRI Award from the Society for Reproductive Immunology

Dr. Mor is member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, American Association of Immunologist and the American Society of Reproductive Immunology. He is also Member of the International Advisory Committee for the Sino-American Center of Translational Medicine. Southern Medical University, China, Guest Professor at Tongji Medical College in Wuhan China and Honorary member and Professor of several scientific societies in Asia, South America and Europe



 Ovarian Cancer: Molecular Characterization 

July 31, 2019

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  • Paper accepted April 17, 2020 in the journal Oncoimmunology: "Transimmunization restores immune surveillance and prevents recurrence in a syngeneic mouse model of ovarian cancer"  by Ayesha B. Alvero, Douglas Hanlon, Mary Pitruzzello, Renata Filler, Eve Robinson, Olga Sobolev, Roslyn Tedja, Alessandra Ventura, Patrick Han, Marcus Bosenberg, Richard Edelson, and Gil Mor.
  • Paper accepted March 5, 2020 in the journal Oncogene: "CBX7 binds the E-box to inhibit TWIST-1 function and inhibit tumorigenicity and metastatic potential" by Juanni Li, Ayesha B. Alvero, Sudhakar Nut, Roslyn Tedja, Cai Roberts, Mary Pitruzzello, Yimin Li, Qing Xiao, Sai Zhang, Yaqi Gan, Xiaoying Wu, Gil Mor, and Gang Yin.