Alexis Adler, USA
Alexis Adler has worked for over 30 years in human reproduction, becoming an early embryologist at the start of the Cornell University program with Dr. Michael Bedford, helping to establish the laboratory that was joined by Drs. Jacques Cohen, Santiago Munne and Gianpiero Palermo among others. The protocols devised at Cornell are still the foundation of human embryology and are still in use today, worldwide in part to our regular seminars and consulting. Adler left Cornell, with Dr. Jamie Grifo, establishing the NYU laboratory that she ran for almost 20 years before diverging into the art world while continuing to consult in embryology. During her time at NYU she had the opportunity to work with Dr. John Zhang on his grounbreaking work on GV transfer and help establish a laboratory in his home town of Hang Zhou which she visited in 2019 to celebrate the 20 year anniversary celebration. Adler helped to initiate blastocyst culture along with developing the TE biopsy/vitrfication program at NYU that has become the backbone of that clinic, improving the pregnancy potential of all patients but especially the older patients whose embryos are plagued by aneuploidy and treating patients with genetic disease and those who have failed IVF previously. Since leaving NYU, Adler has worked at New Hope Fertility, CCRM, and Extend Fertility.
Adler has authored or co-authored more than 40 publications, presenting papers nationally and internationally. Adler has also consulted at clinics in the U.S. and around the world as well as served as the chairperson of the NY Embryologist Society and as the chairperson of the embryologist society within ASRM. Adler has reviewed papers for various journals and has been actively involved in establishing guidelines and developing programs in embryology.