Jennifer B Gilner
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

My specific area of research interest is in understanding mechanisms of preterm birth. Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet strategies to detect and effectively prevent preterm birth are limited. Defects in particular immune system functions have been implicated in several pregnancy disease states. My research is designed to investigate the role of T Regulatory cells in preterm births that demonstrate a molecular phenotype of immune rejection. This project builds upon my previous research experiences in the fields of preterm birth and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and fittingly combines the knowledge of these two fields. 

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