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Jennifer B Gilner, MD/PhD

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 2608 Erwin Rd., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 681-5220
Email: jennifer.gilner@duke.edu

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. 

Education and Training

  • MD./PhD., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

Publications

Louie, RJ, Tan, QK-G, Gilner, JB, Rogers, RC, Younge, N, Wechsler, SB, McDonald, MT, Gordon, B, Saski, CA, Jones, JR, Chapman, SJ, Stevenson, RE, Sleasman, JW, and Friez, MJ. "Novel pathogenic variants in FOXP3 in fetuses with echogenic bowel and skin desquamation identified by ultrasound." American journal of medical genetics. Part A 173, no. 5 (May 2017): 1219-1225.

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Edwards, JM, Gilner, JB, Hernandez, J, Kurtzberg, J, and Heine, RP. "Chagas Disease Screening in Maternal Donors of Publicly Banked Umbilical Cord Blood, United States." Emerging infectious diseases 22, no. 8 (August 2016): 1468-1470.

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Mauritz, AA, Dominguez, JE, Guinn, NR, Gilner, J, and Habib, AS. "Blood-Conservation Strategies in a Blood-Refusal Parturient with Placenta Previa and Placenta Percreta." A & A case reports 6, no. 5 (March 2016): 111-113.

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Gilner, J, and Biggio, J. "Management of Short Cervix during Pregnancy: A Review." American journal of perinatology 33, no. 3 (February 2016): 245-252. (Review)

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Gilner, JB, Walton, WG, Gush, K, and Kirby, SL. "Antibodies to stem cell marker antigens reduce engraftment of hematopoietic stem cells." Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio) 25, no. 2 (February 2007): 279-288.

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Wang, H, Gilner, JB, Bautch, VL, Wang, D-Z, Wainwright, BJ, Kirby, SL, and Patterson, C. "Wnt2 coordinates the commitment of mesoderm to hematopoietic, endothelial, and cardiac lineages in embryoid bodies." The Journal of biological chemistry 282, no. 1 (January 2007): 782-791.

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