Dr Jun Mori PhD, DDS

Dr Jun Mori

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Research Fellow

Contact details

IBR Building, Level 1
Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Jun has been a member of the Birmingham Platelet Group as a British Heart Foundation Research Fellow since 2005. During this time, she has been jointly supervised by Professor Watson and Dr. Senis. She has a strong background in molecular and cellular biology and is familiar with all platelet biochemical and functional assays used in the group.


  • PhD Dental science, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Degree of dental science, Kagoshima University, Japan


Jun qualified in 2001 as a dentist and has worked within an Oral Surgery Group supervised by Professor Shirasuna in Dental School, Kyushu University, Japan. Apart from clinical time, she has also studied biochemistry and molecular biology during her PhD supervised Dr. Takahashi-Yanaga and Professor Sasaguri in Medical School, Kyushu University, Japan.  After obtaining her PhD, she has moved to the UK starting a post-doctoral fellowship in University of Birmingham.


Supervising/teaching BMedSci students


Jun has studied novel receptors/signalling proteins in human and mouse platelets. Her main research projects have included the investigation of immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM) and ITIM receptor signalling in platelets, and functional redundancy between CD148 and the non-transmembrane PTP PTP-1B in platelet activation and thrombosis. The recent project she is working on is very exciting and utilizes genetically modified mouse models to investigate the functional roles of tyrosine phosphatases in platelets. 

Other activities

  • Member of the Biochemical Society
  • Member of the British Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Member of the Association of Dental Cooperation in Nepal
  • Yamaha Piano Grade Level 5 (teacher level)


Karisch R, Fernandez M, Taylor P, Virtanen C, St-Germain JR, Jin LL, Harris IS, Mori J, Mak TW, Senis YA, Östman A, Moran MF, Neel BG Global proteomic assessment of the classical protein-tyrosine phosphatome and “redoxome”. Cell 2011, 146(5):826-40

Brazón J, Hughes CE, Mori J, Sevcik C, D'suze G, Watson SP Tityus discrepans scorpion venom activates platelets through GPVI and a novel Src-dependent signaling pathway. Platelets 2011, 22(3):165-72

Ellison S, Mori J, Barr AJ, Senis YA CD148 enhances platelet responsiveness to collagen by maintaining a pool of active Src family kinases. J Thromb Haemost 2010, 8(7):1575-83

Hughes CE, Pollitt AY, Mori J, Eble JA, Tomlinson MG, Hartwig JH, O’Callaghan CA, Fütterer K, Watson SP  CLEC-2 activates Syk through Dimerisation. Blood 2010, 115(14):2947-55

Spalton, JC, Mori J, Pollitt, AY, Hughes CE, Eble JA and Watson SP The novel Syk inhibitor R406 reveals mechanistic differences in the initiation of GPVI and CLEC-2 signalling in platelets. J Thromb Haemost 2009, 7(7):1192-9

Mori J, Pearce AC, Spalton JC, Grygielska B, Eble JA, Tomlinson MG, Senis YA, Watson SP G6b-B Inhibits Constitutive and Agonist-induced Signaling by Glycoprotein VI and CLEC-2. J Biol Chem 2008, 283(51):35419-27

Takahashi-Yanaga F, Mori J, Matsuzaki E, Watanabe Y, Hirata M, Miwa Y, Morimoto S, Sasaguri T Involvement of GSK-3b and DYRK1B in differentiation-inducing factor-3-induced phosphorylation of cyclin D1 in HeLa cells. J Biol Chem 2006, 281(50):38489-97

Mori J, Takahashi-Yanaga F, Miwa Y, Watanabe Y, Hirata M, Morimoto S, Shirasuna K, Sasaguri T Differentiation-inducing factor-1 induces cyclin D1 degradation through the phosphorylation of Thr286 in squamous cell carcinoma. Experimental Cell Research 2005, 310(2):426-33