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Knocked Up Podcast – Professor David Gardner

Posted on August 3, 2020


We’ve often heard Raelia talk about the importance of the team and the lab in getting the best possible results from assisted fertility treatment. To understand more about the role of the scientist and the lab we speak with Professor David Gardner, Scientific Director at Melbourne IVF.
For nearly four decades David has been at the forefront of embryology and has made many highly significant discoveries and contributions to Reproductive Medicine that have helped shape the field as we know it today.

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Scientific Director, Melbourne IVF
  • Director of ART, Scientific Innovation and Research, Virtus Health
  • Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne
  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Fellow of the Society of Reproductive Biology
  • President of the Alpha, International Society of Clinical Embryology
  • Program Chair of the Fertility Society of Australia

CAREER SUMMARY

1981 – 1984 Bsc (Hons), Department of Biology, University of York, UK

1984 – 1987 PhD, Department of Biology, University of York, UK

1988 Research Fellow in Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Harvard University, Boston, USA

1989 – 1997 Head, Embryo Physiology Laboratory, Centre for Early Human Development (CEHD), Monash

1997 –2007 Scientific Director, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, USA (this was the #1 clinic in the USA)

2008 – 2014 Professor & Head of Department of Zoology (BioSciences), University of Melbourne

2015 – Research Professor, Department of BioSciences, University of Melbourne

2017 – Scientific Director, Melbourne IVF

2018 – Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, University of Melbourne

2018 – Virtus Health Director of ART, Scientific Innovation and Research

RECENT AWARDS/HONOURS

2017 Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)This is the highest honour in Australia for scientists across all disciplines. There are currently ~500 Fellows in the country, with only 20 elected into the Academy each year.

2017 Distinguished Researcher, American Society of Reproductive MedicineThis is the highest honour bestowed by the oldest Society in the world for Reproductive Medicine. (see Nomination Letters & ASRM Award)

2018 Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, University of MelbourneThis is the highest honour bestowed by the University of Melbourne to those Professors who have shown exemplary Academic Excellence and Leadership. It is named after the University Founder.

 


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