American Journal of Reproductive Immunology

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Edited By: Gil Mor

Impact Factor: 3.013

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 8/29 (Reproductive Biology); 78/151 (Immunology)

Online ISSN: 1600-0897

Meet the Editors

Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D. Professor
Phone: 203-785-6294

 Gil Mor Gil Mor is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences 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. At the present time he is the Division Director of the Reproductive Science Division at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He directs the Reproductive Immunology Unit and the Translational Research Program “Discovery To Cure” at Yale University. Dr. Mor has been the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology since September 2009. Dr. Mor is funded by grants from National Institute on Child Health and Human Development and National Cancer Institute as well as several pharmaceutical companies and is widely published in the area of immunology and reproduction with more than 230 publications and is the editor of two books on “Immunology of pregnancy” and “Apoptosis and Cancer”. Dr. Mor is recipient of several national and international prizes, including the J. Christian Herr Award- and the AJRI Award from the Society of Reproductive Immunology Dr. Mor is member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation and the American Society of Reproductive Immunology. He is also an Honorary Member of several scientific societies in South America and Europe.

Vikki M. Abrahams, Ph.D. Professor

AbrahamsVikki M. Abrahams is an Associate Professor in the Department Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. She also holds an honorary lectureship with the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Center at The University of Manchester, UK. Dr Abrahams' research focuses primarily on the impact the immune system and immunological processes have on pregnancy. A major focus of her research is on the role of pattern recognition receptors, such as Toll-like and Nod-like receptors, in placental responses to infection. Her lab is also interested in the mechanisms by which autoimmune diseases, such as antiphospholipid syndrome, impact pregnancy outcome.

Silvia Daher, Ph.D. Professor

Silvia DaherSilvia Daher is an Associate Professor of the Department of Obstetrics, and the Head of the Physiological and Experimental Obstetrics Laboratory at São Paulo Federal University. Her main research interest is in the maternal-fetal immune response involved in healthy and pathologic pregnancies. A major focus of her research is immunogenetic and its association with clinical parameters, particularly in obesity and gestational diabetes.

Joanne Y.H. Kwak-Kim, MD, MPH

Kwak-KimDr. Kwak-Kim is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Microbiology and Immunology, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, and the Director of Reproductive Medicine Center at Rosalind Franklin University Health System. She also serves as an Assistant Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Her keen interest lies in Reproductive Immunology; particularly, recurrent pregnancy loss, which has been the focus of her research.

Da-Jin Li Ph.D., M.D.

LiDr. Da-Jin Li is the Dean and Professor at the Institute of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fudan University Shanghai Medical College. He is interested in Reproductive Immunology research, including maternal-fetal immune relationship, reproductive endocrino-immune regulation, mucosal immunity in reproductive tract.

Udo Markert, M.D., Ph.D. Professor

MarkertDr. Udo Markert is the current President of the American Society of Reproductive Immunology. He is Professor and Head of the Placenta-Laboratories, the research unit of the Department of Obstetrics at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany. The scientific focus of Dr. Markert’s group are regulatory processes at the materno-fetal interface, including intracellular signal transduction and microRNA in trophoblast and immune cells, as well as proteomic analyses of fertility and pregnancy related body fluids.

Troy Ott, Ph.D.

OttDr. Troy L. Ott is a reproductive biologist in the Dairy and Animal Science Department at Penn State. Dr. Ott’s research focuses on the physiology of early pregnancy with emphasis on the signaling between the conceptus, uterus and circulating immune cells. In addition, he is working to commercialize novel diagnostic tools to aid in managing reproduction and animal health, with a particular focus on the dairy industry. Dr. Ott has published over 90 scientific papers and review articles, 9 book chapters and he co-edited a book on Reproductive Genomics in Domestic Animals.

Chuck Wira, PhD.

WiraChuck Wira is an internationally recognized scientist with specific expertise in endocrinology and mucosal immunology as it relates to the immune system at mucosal surfaces of the female reproductive tract. Dr. Wira’s research focuses on how female sex hormones influence innate and adaptive immunity in the female reproductive tract of animal models and humans. He has been Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded Program Project grant for 14 years, having published approximately 185 research papers in this area. Dr. Wira is actively involved in a Dartmouth Medical School Fogarty Grant that is working with colleagues at Dartmouth and the University of Muhimbili, Tanzania to bring scientists to Dartmouth for training in HIV-related mucosal immunology.