Carmen Gracia Spain

Carmen García received her Bachelor´s degree in Biology and a PhD in Biotechnology at the University of Valencia. She also has a Master degree in Human Assisted Reproduction at InstitutoUniversitario IVI (Valencia, Spain). Her research has been carried out mainly in Fundación IVI under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Simón and Dr. Antonio Pellicer. This research has been focused on one hand on the understanding of ovulation and early pregnancy regulation, and on the other hand on the study of several gynecological diseases such as endometriosis, leiomyoma and ovarian cancer. Besides, Carmen García has an international profile, with research appointments in important laboratories such as Florida State University (Florida, EEUU) and KarolinskaInstitutet (Stockholm, Sweden). In this last laboratory, Carmen García was able to get a prestigious Marie Curie post-doc fellowship awarded by the European Union. During her stay in Stockholm she studied the relationship between endometriosis-stem cells-ovarian cancer, also the possible use of human embryonic stem cells (hESC) in order to study embryo implantation. Her research has been published in main peer-reviewed specialist journals in the field such as Fertility and Sterility and Human Reproduction. At clinical setting she has extensive experience in the study of chromosomal abnormalities in embryos using NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) technology at the Preimplantation Genetic Screening Laboratory placed in Igenomix (Valencia, Spain). She was also lab manager of IGENOMIX México for more than a year. At present, she is working in Igenomix Valencia in the PGS research department.