Vikki M Abrahams, PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Research Interests

Autoimmune Diseases; Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture; Immunity, Innate; Placenta; Pregnancy Complications; Pregnancy Complications, Infectious; Pregnancy in Diabetics; Antiphospholipid Syndrome; Antibodies, Antiphospholipid; MicroRNAs; Toll-Like Receptors; Nod Signaling Adaptor Proteins; Exosomes; Immune System Processes; Inflammasomes

Research Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Maternal-Fetal Medicine | Perinatal Research | Reproductive Sciences: Abrahams Lab; Discovery to Cure Internship

HTI

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Dr Abrahams' research focuses on understanding the role of innate immune Toll-like receptor and Nod-like receptor family members in placental and maternal-fetal immune responses, and their role in regulating pregnancy outcome, including those complicated by infections and by autoimmune diseases. Studies from the Abrahams laboratory characterizes the mechanisms by which Toll-like receptors, Nod-like receptors, and the inflammasome function in the placental trophoblast and fetal membranes in response to both infectious and non-infectious stimuli.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Vikki M Abrahams, PhD
Mailing Address
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences310 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Abrahams's Lab