Manu Vatish

Manu Vatish

Deputy Director, Drug and Clinical Development

Dr. Manu Vatish leads the foundation’s efforts to improve maternal and newborn care by developing novel therapies, tools, and strategies.

Manu is also a professor of obstetrics at the University of Oxford and practices obstetrics as an attending physician at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He joined the foundation in 2022.

Manu has led peer-reviewed research on the basic science of placental function, looking at extracellular vesicles and their role in preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. He also led translational research on angiogenic biomarkers for the diagnosis and prediction of preeclampsia that has been recognized by national and international awards. His other research interests include vaccines in pregnancy and fetal monitoring.

Manu has been a specialist committee member for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and led the National Institute of Healthcare Research Clinical Research Network for the Thames Valley.

Manu studied preclinical medicine at the University of Oxford; then intercalated a Doctor of Philosophy in placental physiology from Oxford before completing his clinical training at the University of Cambridge.

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