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DIRECTOR - ZHONG DONG, M.D., Ph.D.

Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Basic Research Director, Dr. Zhong DongTitle

  • Director, Core Laboratory for Biomarker Discovery

Education and Training

  • M.D., Guiyang Medical College, Guiyang, China
  • Ph.D., Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
  • Certified Laboratory Specialist in Molecular Biology

Research Interests

  • Cytokine regulation in myometrial cells and interactions of myometrium with endometrium and monocytes/neutrophils in response to intrauterine infection

 

OFFER EREZ, MD

Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Offer Erez, MDTitle

  • Professor, Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • M.D. – Ben Gurion University of the Negev Israel
  • Internship and Residency – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center , Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
  • Research associate – Perinatology Research Branch

Research Accomplishments

  • Development of a pregnancy specific DIC scoring system
  • Study of the changes of the coagulation system in the great obstetrical syndromes
  • The use of low molecular heparins for the prevention of preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction
  • Authored and co-authored more than 180 peer reviewed publications and 10book chapters

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Clinical Department of the Soroka University Medical Center for 2015
  • Distinguished Reviewer of Thrombosis Research 2014
  • Recognized among the Top 5% of American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Reviewers in 2012
  • 2008 Perinatology Research Branch Award of Academic Excellence

Research Interests

  • Changes in the coagulation system in the great obstetrical syndromes and their use as biomarkers for these diseases.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment of maternal DIC and prevention of maternal mortality
  • The interaction between inflammation and coagulation during human pregnancy
  • Evolution of human pregnancy and parturition