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

Faculty Research

HTI

Status of Women in Medicine Committee (SWIM)

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
310 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Abrahams's Lab