Alex C. Varghese
Alex C. Varghese is the Senior Embryologist at Montreal Reproductive Centre, Montreal, QC, Canada since 2011. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, India, for his thesis which is based on ART. He served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA, from 2007 to 2008. Then he joined the Fertility Clinic, AMRI Hospital, Kolkata, India, as the Scientific Director and Chief Embryologist (2008 to 2011). In 2010, he founded the educational web platform for IVF professionals—www.lifeinvitro.com—which is now popular in 153 countries. He has authored over 30 manuscripts and edited two books in IVF—The Practical Manual of In Vitro Fertilization: Advanced Methods and Novel Devices (Springer, USA) and A Practical Guide to Setting Up an IVF Lab, Embryo Culture Systems and Running the Unit (Jaypee Medical). He has also published 10 book chapters in the area of assisted conception. He is also in the editorial board of Journal of Assisted reproduction and Genetics (ASRM) and International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine. Varghese's research interests are in assisted reproductive technology, in particular, in understanding the molecular and environmental causes and prevention of male infertility, genomics, and metabolomics in embryology and vitrification of gametes and embryos. He also serves as the External Preceptor for summer interns at Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the current Vice President of the Academy of Clinical Embryologists, India.
Biography Updated on 31 December 2012