Mina Alikani USA
Dr.Alikani started her work in the field of assisted reproduction in 1983 while she was completing her Master’s degree in developmental biology. Her long career includes appointments at The Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center-New York Hospital in New York, USA (1989 - 1995), and the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey, USA (1995 - 2004), where she worked alongside Dr. Jacques Cohen and the clinical teams to establish these laboratories as two of the leading laboratories in the United States. She completed her PhD studies in 2006 through Monash University’s External PhD program, under the mentorship of Professor Alan Trounson, and local supervision of Professor Steen Willadsen. Following graduation, she worked as a Senior Research Scientist (2006 – 2011) and undertook several novel research projects including derivation and cryopreservation of normal and abnormal human embryonic stem cells. Dr.Alikaniis currently an editor of Reproductive Biomedicine Online, holds positions as Laboratory Director as well as clinical consultant for ART laboratories in New York and New Jersey, USA, and serves on the Executive Board of Alpha Scientists in Reproductive Medicine. She has authored and co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the laboratory aspects of assisted reproduction and lectured extensively around the world on ART-related topics. Her research interests include division dynamics in mammalian eggs and embryos, fragmentation and other abnormalities of human embryo development in vitro, and improving IVF laboratory performance and IVF outcomes.