ICSI Center

Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory for Male Infertility / Advanced Micromanipulation Research Laboratory on Mammalian Gametes

 

Our field of interest is to device and execute research projects in reproductive biology. The main focus is on designing and carrying out research projects on the physiology of human gametes, spermatozoa, and oocytes in order to understand their maturation and interaction. Other fields of interest are the genetic basis responsible for spermatogenesis and to explore techniques for assessment of aneuploidy of eggs and sperm. Systematically device and organize follow-up studies to investigate the wellbeing of children born from assisted reproductive technologies (ART), IVF, ICSI, and those resulting from cryopreservation. Investigate methods to enhance the efficiency of cryopreservation procedures of human eggs.


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Nigel Pereira

Dr. Pereira received his medical degree with academic distinction from the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar in 2010. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics/Gynecology in 2014 at the Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. He was the recipient of multiple awards during residency, including the AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology for surgical excellence, the 2013 APGO Resident Scholar for academic excellence, the 2012 ACOG Film Festival award, the CREOG Examination Achievement Award, and the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. He is currently a 2nd year Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellow at the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, New York. His research interests include male infertility, ART outcomes, gynecologic surgery and fertility preservation. 


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Dr. Irani received his medical degree from the Lebanese University in 2009. He completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2015 at Maimonides Medical Center, New York. He is currently a second-year Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility fellow at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York. Dr. Irani received multiple prestigious awards during residency such as the AAGL Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecology for surgical excellence, Brooklyn Gynecological Society of Brooklyn and Staten Island’s first prize, Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine’s prize of Best Resident Research Presentation, and Maimonides Medical Center’s Award of Excellence in Research. He also received four grants from Maimonides Research and Development Foundation. Furthermore, he was co-winner of the Brooklyn Gynecological Society Resident Jeopardy competition in 2012 and co-winner of poster blue ribbon award at 2016 ACOG annual meeting. His research interests include male infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), vitamin D and female reproduction, preimpantation genetic screening (PGS), and ART outcomes.