Vikki Abrahams, PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Research Departments & Organizations

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

Human and Translational Immunology Program

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

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

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.


  • Maternal and Fetal Health Research Center Manchester, United Kingdom (2006)

    Honorary Lecturer

Selected Publications

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