Vikki M. Abrahams

Yale University, USA

Dr Abrahams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University. She is a Section Member of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and an Honorary Lecturer in the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Center at The University of Manchester. Dr Abrahams' research focuses on the impact the immune system and immunological processes have on pregnancy. A major focus is understanding the role of Toll-like receptors and Nod-like receptors in trophoblast responses to infections, and how such innate immune functions can impact pregnancy outcome. Another area of her research is the mechanisms of pregnancy complications in SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome patients.

Biography Updated on 23 August 2010

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