Mina Alikani

Mina Alikani

Director of the Embryology and Andrology Laboratories at Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey P.A

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Location:
234 Industrial Way West Suite A104, Eatontown, New Jersey, United States
HQ Phone:
(732) 918-2500

General Information

Experience

Consultant  - Reprogenetics LLC

Laboratory Director  - ABB

Senior Research Scientist  - Galileo Pharmaceuticals Inc

Member, Team  - Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Senior Laboratory Supervisor  - Cornell University

Editorial Board  - Open Reproductive Science Journal

Ad Hoc Reviewer  - Genetics and Regenerative Medicine

Director of Laboratories At the Northwell Health Fertility  - Northwell Health Health System

Director, IVF Laboratory  - North Shore University Hospital

Laboratory Manager  - Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Senior Embryologist  - Weill Cornell Eye Associates

Position, In Vitro Fertilization Program  - Northridge Hospital Medical Center

Senior Position  - Center of Reproductive Medicine

Education

BA  - Biology , 

Bachelors degree  - biology , California State University

Master of Science  - Biology , California State University

Ph.D.  - 

PhD studies  - Monash University

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Dr. Mina Alikani, Ph.D., HCLD
Dr. Mina Alikani has been the Director of Laboratories at the Northwell Health Fertility at Northwell Health Health System since September 2011. She is a Clinical Embryologist, certified by the American College of Embryology (ACE) as a Reproductive Embryologist and by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) as a High Complexity Laboratory Director. Dr. Alikani started her career in the field of assisted reproduction in 1983, two years after the birth of the first IVF baby in the United States. Her career includes appointments at The Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center-New York Hospital in New York (1989 - 1995), and the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey (1995 - 2004). Dr. Alikani completed her PhD in 2006 through the external PhD program of Monash University at Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories, in Clayton, Australia, under the mentorship of Professor Alan O. Trounson. Dr. Alikani has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on assisted reproduction and lectured extensively around the world on ART-related topics. Dr. Alikani's areas of interest include spindle and division dynamics in mammalian eggs and embryos, fragmentation and other abnormalities of human embryo development in vitro, mitigating human gamete and embryo abnormalities, and improving IVF laboratory outcomes. She is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. She serves on the Advisory Board of the American College of Embryology. Dr. Alikani serves as a Section Editor for the journal Reproductive Biomedicine Online. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Open Reproductive Science Journal and functions as an ad hoc reviewer for many leading scientific and medical journals including Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction,Reproduction, Future Drugs, Cell Biology International, Human Fertility, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, and Regenerative Medicine, among others. In 2011, Dr. Alikani was recognized as 'best reviewer' by the editors of Human Reproduction, based on her contributions to the Journal.

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Mina Alikani, Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey IVF Lab Director
Mina Alikani, PhD, HCLD Mina Alikani is currently the Director of the Embryology and Andrology Laboratories at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. She is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) as a High Complexity Laboratory Director and by the American College of Embryology (now EMBCOL) as a Reproductive Embryologist. Dr. Alikani started working in the field of assisted reproduction in 1983 and completed her PhD studies in 2006 through Monash University in Clayton, Australia. Following graduation, she worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories where she undertook several novel research projects including derivation and cryopreservation of normal and abnormal human embryonic stem cells. Dr. Alikani has extensive experience and expertise in all procedures performed in the IVF laboratory- including ICSI and embryo biopsy- and she keeps a hands-on approach to directing the laboratory. She has been involved in training of numerous embryologists in the United States and abroad. Dr. Alikani has authored and co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the laboratory aspects of assisted reproduction and she has 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 outcomes. She is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE).

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Mina Alikani, PhD, HCLD, EMB
Mina Alikani, PhD, HCLD, EMB Dr. Alikani started her career in the field of assisted reproduction in 1983, two years after the birth of the first IVF baby in the United States. Dr. Mina Alikani is an Embryologist, certified by the American College of Embryology (EMBCOL) as a Reproductive Embryologist and by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) as a High Complexity Laboratory Director. She currently serves as the Director of the IVF Laboratory and Tissue Bank at the Center for Human Reproduction of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, USA. Dr. Alikani started her career in the field of assisted reproduction in 1983, two years after the birth of the first IVF baby in the United States. Her long career includes appointments at The Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center-New York Hospital in New York (1989 - 1995), and the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey (1995 - 2004). Dr. Alikani proudly worked alongside Dr. Jacques Cohen, a pioneer in IVF, and the excellent medical teams at these two distinguished institutions to establish their IVF programs as major centers of excellence. Dr. Alikani completed her PhD in 2006 through the external PhD program of Monash University at Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories, in Clayton, Australia, under the mentorship of the internationally renowned scientist and current President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), Professor Alan O. Trounson. Dr. Alikani takes special pride in the fact that she has had the opportunity to work with and learn from such exceptional scientists. Dr. Alikani has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on assisted reproduction and lectured extensively around the world on ART-related topics. She undertook several research projects while working as a Senior Research Scientist at Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories (2006 - 2011), including derivation and cryopreservation of human embryonic stem cells. Dr. Alikani's areas of interest include spindle and division dynamics in mammalian eggs and embryos, fragmentation and other abnormalities of human embryo development in vitro, mitigating human gamete and embryo abnormalities, and improving IVF laboratory outcomes. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. She serves on the Advisory Board of the American College of Embryology. Dr. Alikani serves as a Section Editor for the journal Reproductive Biomedicine Online. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Open Reproductive Science Journal and functions as an ad hoc reviewer for many leading scientific and medical journals including Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Reproduction, Future Drugs, Cell Biology International, Human Fertility, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, and Regenerative Medicine, among others. The editors of Human Reproduction recently recognized Dr. Alikani as a 'best reviewer' based on her contributions to the Journal in 2011.

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