Sabu Abraham Sabu Abraham

Sabu Abraham, MSc, PhD


  • Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, Core Technology Facility (3rd floor, Room 3.20), 46 Grafton Street

    M13 9NT Manchester

    United Kingdom

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2004 - 2007   Post Doctoral Fellow, Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, London

2007 - 2010   Post Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Cancer Research, London

2011 - 2014   Senior Research Associate,  University College London 

2014 -           Lecturer, University of Manchester



Ph.D   2004,   Biochemistry, University of Cologne, Germany

M.Sc.  1999,   Medical Biochemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

B.Sc.  1996,   Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Research interests

Understanding the mechanisms of blood vessel development have implications in a number of human disease conditions such as cardiovascular disease, eye disease and cancer where abnormal vessel growth plays a crucial part in the pathogenesis. Insights in the cellular signalling pathways regulating angiogenesis are essential for designing novel therapeutic strategies. We are particularly interested in investigating a secreted small ligand called apelin and its role in diabetic retinopathy using mouse as the model system. 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

ARVO - The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

NAVBO -  North American VAscular Biology Organisation

My group

Present and Past Lab Members

Ms. Karen Tzia Wei Lim       PhD Student 2016-2020 ( Co-supervising with Prof. Clair Baldock)

Ms. Shona Borland              PhD Student 2017-2020 ( Co-Supervising with Prof. Bernard Keavney)

Ms. Efta Triastuti                 PhD Student 2017- 2020( Co-supervising with Dr. Delvac Oceandy)

Mr David Scannali               PhD Student 2019-2023   ( Supervising with Dr. Nick Ashton and Prof. Maciej                                                                                    Tomaszewski 

Mr.Daniel Mcmanus             Final year undergraduate project 2020

Ms Sareeka Yadav               MRes in Cardiovascular Science project 2020


Ms. Rebecca Horsfall            Research Technician  2015

Ms. Alexandra Njegic            2015 BHF PhD rotation student

Mr. Daniel Prescott               2016 MRes in Cardiovascular Science

Ms. Héloïse Grunchec            2015 MSc Summer student

Mr. Sanjay Goorwappa          2017 Medical student (APEP project)

Mr. Harry Charalambos         2017 Medical student (APEP project)

Mr. Brandon Yeo                   2018 Medical student (APEP project)

Mr. Kieran Hardy                  2018 Masters in Molecular Medicine

Ms Wai Chun Tse                  2019 MSc Clinical Biochemistry 



MRes Cardiovascular Health and Disease

PEP/APEP Supervisor for Mancheser Medical School

PBL Tutor for MBChB

BSc Biomedical Sciences 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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