Alex C Varghese, PhD
Scientific Director, Astra Fertility Clinic, Mississauga Ontario
Dr. Alex C Varghese is the Scientific Director at Astra fertility, Mississauga Ontario, Canada since 2015. He received his PhD from University of Calcutta, India for his thesis based on ART. He was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA from 2007-2008 and then he joined as the Scientific Director and Chief embryologist at the Fertility Clinic, AMRI Hospital, Kolkata, India (2008 to 2011). In the year 2010 he founded the educational web platform for IVF professionals- www.lifeinvitro.com which is now popular in 155 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, Genetics (ASRM) and International Journal of Infertility and Fetal Medicine, Journal of Reproductive and Stem cell Biotechnology and Obstetrics and Gynecology International. He is also the co-investigator in the research project funded by Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and the Vice-president of Academy of clinical embryologists-India.
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.