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Mancy Tong, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Mancy Tong, PhD


Mancy is an Associate Research Scientist under the mentorship of Dr Vikki Abrahams at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine where she also undertook her postdoctoral training. Mancy completed her doctoral training with Professor Larry Chamley in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The University of Auckland in 2017. The focus of her project was to investigate the cargos of extracellular vesicles released by human placentas during healthy and diseased pregnancies. Currently, she has two ongoing projects that explores 1) the impact of polymicrobial fetal membrane infections on neutrophil survival and function in the context of preterm birth; and 2) how antiphospholipid autoantibodies (aPL) affect endometrial stromal cell decidualization and function.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    Yale University (2020)
  • PhD
    The University of Auckland, Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2017)
  • BS (Hon)
    The University of Auckland, Biomedical Sciences (2012)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Pfizer President’s Presenter’s AwardSociety of Reproductive Investigation2020
Elsevier Trophoblast Research New Investigator AwardInternational Federation of Placenta Association2018
National Institutes of Health New Investigator Travel AwardsInternational Federation of Placenta Association2018

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