Mina Alikani

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

Location:
234 Industrial Way West Suite A104, Eatontown, New Jersey, United States
Company:
Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey
HQ Phone:
(732) 918-2500
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Last Updated 10/25/2017

General Information

Employment History

Consultant  - Reprogenetics LLC

Laboratory Director  - ABB Ltd

Senior Research Scientist  - Galileo Pharmaceuticals Inc

Laboratory Co-director  - IRMS

Editorial Board  - Open Reproductive Science Journal

Director, IVF Laboratory  - North Shore University Hospital

Senior Position  - The Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility

Laboratory Manager  - Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Senior Embryologist  - Weill Cornell Medical College

Education

BA  - Biology , 

Bachelors degree  - biology , California State University

Master of Science  - Biology , California State University

Ph.D.  - 

PhD studies  - Monash University

Web References  

Fertility Staff | Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey

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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Embryologist of the month (May 2013). Mina Alikani, PhD, HCLD, EMB | AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMBRYOLOGY

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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Mina Alikani, Ph.D. | Reprogenetics

Mina Alikani, Ph.D.
Mina Alikani, Ph.D. Dr. Alikani is a Clinical Embryologist and a consultant for Reprogenetics. Contemporaneously, she holds a position as Senior Research Scientist at Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories. Her experience in the field of assisted reproduction dates back to 1983, before IVF was a common and accepted mode of treatment for infertility. Her long career includes appointments between 1995 and 2004 The Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center-New York Hospital in New York, and the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Alikani worked alongside Dr. Jacques Cohen and the medical teams to establish these IVF programs as major centers of excellence. 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. Her current research at Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories and Reprogenetics includes derivation and cryopreservation of human embryonic stem cells and development of patient-specific peptides for cancer treatment. Dr. Alikani's areas of interest include spindle and division dynamics in mammalian eggs and embryos, abnormal human embryo development in vitro, and improving IVF laboratory outcomes; she is currently working on projects focused on the latter. 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. Dr. Alikani serves as a Section Editor for Reproductive Biomedicine Online. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Open Reproductive Science Journal and functions as a reviewer for many leading scientific and medical journals.

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