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Aqsa Khan

 
Full Name: Aqsa Khan
Position Sought: Embryologist
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Address: Toronto
Ontario
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M1P 2E1
Telephone: (647) 968-4687
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Professional Summary

  • Dynamic, motivated and diligent Clinical Embryologist with 5+ years' diverse experience in Embryology, Andrology & QA program implementation in Laboratories
  • Solid analytical skills involving male infertility diagnostics including semen analysis and sperm cryopreservation
  • Extremely proficient in preparation of sperm samples for IUI and IVF/ICSI protocols
  • Experienced in various complex embryology procedures such as Oocyte retrieval, Embryo culture preparation, Embryo grading, Embryo transfer and Cryopreservation
  • Co-author of various abstracts selected in ASRM 2013, Boston, US and ISMAAR 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark

Professional Experience

Assistant Embryologist

Mater Dei Hospital, Malta                                                                                                 Jul 2015 – Aug 2015

Worked as a freelance Embryologist in a team to perform various procedures such as semen analysis and preparation for IVF/ICSI, Oocyte retrieval, and Oocyte cryopreservation etc.

Senior Embryologist

Corion Fertility Clinic, Mumbai, India                                                                               Jul 2011 – Feb 2015

Started as Junior Embryologist and promoted as Senior Embryologist in Feb 2012, the role overlapped multiples responsibilities in maintaining lab specific protocols.

Embryology:

 

  • Oocyte retrieval from ovarian aspirates and denudation
  • Performing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure
  • Oocyte, embryo and blastocyst grading
  • Embryo handling process till ET
  • Embryo evaluation and selection for transfer
  • Embryo transfer procedure
  • Blastocyst Culture
  • Laser Assisted Hatching (LAH)
  • Vitrification & warming of Oocytes, Embryos and Blastocyst
  • Hands on knowledge on ICSI procedures

 

Andrology

  • Semen quality analysis
  • Preparation of fresh and cryopreserved sperm for IUI, IVF and ICSI
  • PESA/TESA sample preparation
  • Cryopreservation and thawing of semen
  • Sperm bank maintenance

Laboratory Protocols

  • QA program implementation
  • Data management with confidentiality and statistical analysis
  • Cryoshipping of samples
  • Lab and equipment maintenance
  • Record keeping and other administrative duties

 

 

 

Embryologist

Rotunda – Centre of Human Reproduction, Mumbai, India                                              Dec 2010 – Jun 2011

 

Worked as a trainee in the Andrology department; learned and performed procedures such as semen analysis, semen processing for IUI, IVF/ICSI, cryopreservation and thawing.

Accomplishments and Publications

 

  • Co-author of ‘DHEA – The Miracle Drug for Poor Responders does not work for all. A study to understand its limitation in this population of our patients’ – ASRM 2013, Boston, USA
  • Co-author of ‘L-Arginine Adjuvant therapy: A novel approach to stimulating poor responders’ – ISMAAR 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Member of the Corion Fertility Clinic team in the ‘Surrogacy Australia Conference 2013’ in Melbourne, Australia
  • Participated in the scientific deliberations during symposium on ‘Gametes 2011’ at Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Educational Qualifications

Master of Science (MSc), Medical Biotechnology

MGM University, India                                                                                                                2007 – 2009

Bachelors of Science (BSc), Biotechnology

Raipur University, India                                                                                                               2004 – 2007

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