Terry Morgan, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Pathology, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine
  • Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship


Dr. Terry Morgan's primary research mission is to determine how uteroplacental vascular remodeling during pregnancy affects blood flow to the placenta leads to common maternal pregnancy complications and fetal programming of adult onset disease in their progeny. Read more on the Morgan Research Lab website.


  • B.S., 1989, University of Utah
  • Ph.D., 1998, University of Utah
  • M.D., 2000, University of Utah
  • Residency:

    • Anatomic Pathology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2000-2002
  • Fellowship:

    • Surgical Pathology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2002-2003
    • Cytopathology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2004-2005
  • Certifications:

    • Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 2003
    • Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology, 2005


Selected publications

  • Kelleher M, Lee J, Roberts V, Novak C, Baschat A, Morgan T, Novy M, Rasanen J, Frias A, Burd I. Maternal axithromycin therapy for Ureplasma parvum intra-amniotic infection improves fetal hemodynamics in a non-human primate model. Am J Ob Gyn. Doi. 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.04.015.
  • Steinbach R, Haese N, Smith J, et al. Morgan T, et al. Streblow D (2020). A neonatal nonhuman primate model of gestational Zika virus infection with evidence of microencephaly, seizures and cardiomyopathy. PLOS ONE. 15(1):e0227676.
  •  Alharbi M, Sharma S, Guanzon D, Morgan T, Hooper J, Salomon C (2020). miRNA signature in small extracellular vesicles and their association with platinum resistance and cancer recurrence in ovarian cancer nanomedicine. Nanomedicine (in press).
  • Clemente L, Boeldt D, Grummer M, Morita M, Morgan T, Wiepz G, Bertics P, Bird I. (2020) Adenoviral transduction of EGFR into pregnancy-adapted uterine artery endothelial cells remaps growth factor induction of endothelial dysfunction.  Mol & Cell Endocrinol 499:110590.
  • Dupriest E, Hebert J, Morita M, Marek N, Andeen N, Houseman E, Qi Y, Alswasel S, Nyengaard J, Morgan T. (2020). Fetal renal DNA methylation and developmental programming of stress-induced hypertension in growth restricted male mice. Reproductive Sciences 27(5): 1110-1120.
  • Roberts V, Gaffney J, Lewandowski K, Schabel M, Morgan T, Frias A. (2019).  A standardized method for collection of human placenta samples in the age of functional MRI. Biotechniques. 67(2): 45-9.
  • Michaelis K, et. al. Morgan T, Marks D (2019). The TLR7/8 agonist R848 remodels tumor and host immune responses to promote survival in pancreatic cancer. Nature Communications 10(1):5257.
  • Kuo K , Roberts V, Gaffney J, Takahashi D, Morgan T, Lo J, Stouffer R, Frias A (2019). Maternal high-fat diet consumption and chronic hyperandrogenemia are associated with altered placental vasculature and nutrient transport in female rhesus macaques. Endocrinology  160(8): 1937-49. 
  • Zhu X, Burfeind K, Michaelis K, Braun T, Olson B, Pelz K, Morgan T, Marks D (2019). MyD88 signaling is critical in the development of pancreatic cancer cachexia. JCSM  10(2):378-90.
  • Mitrugno A, Tunga S, Sylman J, et al. Morgan T, McCarty O. (2019). The role of coagulation and platelets in colon cancer-associated thrombosis. AJP-Cell Phys. 316:C264-273.


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