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Ali Ahmady

Designation : Assistant Professor
University/Organisation : University of Southern California
Qualification : PhD
Biography :  

Dr. Ali Ahmady received his PhD in Embryology from National University of Singapore under the supervision of Professor SC Ng, a pioneer in micromanipulation and the scientist credited for producing the first SUZI (Sub zonal insemination, technique prior to ICSI) live birth in humans. His post- graduate research focused on male infertility. He did a systematic study of fertilizing ability of dead sperm (at cellular and molecular level especially DNA damage) to unravel the process of life, concluding integrity of sperm DNA is the most determining factor. He developed Single Sperm Curling test for selecting a viable sperm in ICSI procedure. He also developed the hamster-ICSI assay for evaluating fertilizing ability of severe male factor patient's sperm. He produced first ICSI live-birth in mouse.  In 2000 He took one year post-doctoral fellowship in Dr. Andras Nagy lab at Samuel Lunenfield Research institute, Toronot working on somatic cell nuclear transfer, stem cell, and mitochondria injection. Currently Dr. Ahmady is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, a member of USC stem cell, and Lab director at USC fertility center.