Location

Rochester, Minnesota

Contact

gores.gregory@mayo.edu

Summary

The laboratory-based research program of Gregory J. Gores, M.D., is focused on mechanisms of liver cell death, especially apoptosis. He employs disease-relevant models to unravel the fundamental cellular processes contributing to liver injury during cholestasis and fatty liver diseases. In addition, Dr. Gores' lab is also interested in the mechanisms by which cancer cells escape from cell death in order to undergo malignant transformation and metastases.

Focus areas

Basic research
  • Role of death receptors in hepatocyte apoptosis
  • Carcinogenesis of biliary epithelia
Clinical research

Dr. Gores develops and participates in clinical research protocols for the treatment of hepatobiliary neoplasia. Current protocols relate to innovative multidisciplinary efforts in the diagnosis and treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Dr. Gores and his team also participate in unique single-institution and multi-institution treatment protocols for these diseases.

  • Hepatobiliary neoplasia
  • Hepatocellular cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma

Significance to patient care

Inhibition of apoptosis is a viable therapeutic strategy for minimizing liver injury during cholestasis, viral, autoimmune and fatty liver diseases. Selective induction of apoptosis in transformed cells is also a goal for treating advanced hepatobiliary malignancies. Fundamental mechanistic insights into the mechanisms of liver cell apoptosis may help to provide rational pharmacologic approaches for the treatment of inflammatory and malignant hepatobiliary diseases.

Professional highlights

Recent Publications

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Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Gastroenterology

Joint Appointment

  1. Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

Administrative Appointment

  1. Gastroenterology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine
  2. Professor of Physiology

Education

  1. Fellow - Department of Internal Medicine; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Resident - Department of Medicine Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MD University of North Dakota
  4. BS - Medicine University of North Dakota
  5. BS - Natural Science with Honors (Summa Cum Laude) University of North Dakota
  6. AA University of North Dakota, Williston
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