Michael Tucker, PhD, HCLD, FI Biology, Scientific Director

Dr. Tucker is Scientific Director and a part of the fertility specialist team at Georgia Reproductive Specialists, a participating provider in the WINFertility Network.

Education and Certification
Dr. Tucker received his undergraduate degree in Zoology and Physiology from the University of London and his doctorate in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Birmingham in the UK. He has worked in the field of reproductive medicine/embryology for over 26 years.

Experience
Recognized in his field as one of the world’s top ten scientists in early human reproduction, Dr. Tucker is widely known and respected for his breakthrough achievements in assisted reproductive technology.

A full-time clinical embryologist since 1983, he pioneered the first intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) birth in the United States, the nation’s first birth resulting from a testicular biopsy, the world’s first birth from frozen donor eggs, and the first pregnancy in the world from immature eggs that were matured after thawing in the IVF lab.

Since 1983, Dr. Tucker has been scientific director and chief embryologist at major fertility centers in London, Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Rockville, MD, and Jackson, MS, and served as a scientific consultant in more than 50 clinics worldwide. His current research interests include pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, egg and embryo freezing, blastocyst cultures, embryo growth and selection, and gamete/embryo micromanipulation.

Dr. Tucker is a zoology and physiology graduate of Bedford College, University of London. He earned a doctorate in reproductive physiology from the University of Birmingham in the UK and is a Fellow of The Royal Institute of Biology in the United Kingdom. Dr. Tucker is a frequent speaker both internationally and locally.

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