Dr. Andrea Jurisicova

Affiliation

Investigator at Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Associate Professor at the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physiology at University of Toronto

Committee membership

Stem Cell Oversight Committee

Biography

Andrea Jurisicova is an Investigator at Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Associate Professor at the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physiology at University of Toronto. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia in the field of Genetics and Molecular biology. During the last two years of her studies she also worked as a part time embryologist in the IVF clinic. This exposure to clinical environment prompted her interest in high rate of embryo demise and low implantation rate.

Upon her move to Canada, she completed the MSc degree in Reproductive Physiology, followed by PhD in Developmental Biology, both at University of Toronto. During postdoctoral training done at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School she investigated cell death pathways in the female gonad. Dr. Jurisicova’s research focuses on molecular pathways involved in oocyte endowment and survival, genetic regulation of preimplantation embryo development and trophoblast lineage establishment and maintenance.

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