Dr. Kuwayama earned his Ph.D. in biology at the School of Veterinary Science at Hokkaido University in Japan in 1997. He obtained the first babies in Japan and the US with vitrified oocytes. He has also perfected the technique and apparatus being used by most successful programs in the world (in 40 countries). He is currently the CEO of a private research institute, Repro-Support Medical Research Center in Japan, with a staff of 65 embryologists and 13 scientists studying vitrification and other related areas of expertise.
Dr. Mayer received his Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1980. He joined the IVF program at the Jones Institute in Norfolk in 1982 and is presently Professor in the Department of Ob/Gyn at the Jones Institute at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He currently serves as the Clinical Laboratory Director of the Embryology Lab at The Jones Institute (since 1994); the offsite Laboratory Director at the Jones Institute of Western Penns/Allegehny Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, PA (since 2003); and also the offsite Laboratory Director at the University Reproductive Care, Department of Ob/Gyn, University of Washington in Seattle (since 2011).
Psychologist for The World Egg Bank
Dr. Lemberg completed his Ph.D. studies in the field of clinical psychology at the University of Maryland (APA approved) in 1977. His dissertation was titled “Measuring Community Mental Health Needs and Community Competence: A Cost-Effective Analysis of Three Assessment Methods”. His undergraduate degrees were in psychology, sociology and a minor in anthropology; where he received highest distinction honors.
Geneticist for The World Egg Bank
Rick graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975 and received his masters degree in human genetics and counseling from Rutgers University in 1976. Rick is a Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC), a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics, and a charter member of the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Rick has over 30 years genetic counseling experience specializing in prenatal genetic diagnosis and counseling. He provides egg donor family history evaluations for our donors.
Dr. Harton graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and completed his PhD work at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. He has numerous peer reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters, is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB), and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent. Dr. Harton is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Igenomix US, a group of specialist genetic laboratories specialized in reproductive genetic testing and research.
Past Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Members
Dr. Gabor T. Kovacs, Dr. Michael Tucker, Dr. Mark D. Johnson, Dr. Simon Fishel, Dr. Anna Cobo, Dr. Marcus Hughes, Dr. Stanley Leibo, Dr. Jeffrey Boldt