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World leading scientist receives Distinguished Researcher Award

19 October 2017
Professor David Gardner,  Distinguished Researcher Award winner

World leading reproductive researcher, Professor David Gardner, received the 2017 Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) for his research and commitment to the field of reproductive biology.

Professor Gardner, Ph.D, and Head of Reproductive Biology and Assisted Conception Laboratories at the University of Melbourne, has made significant contributions in the last 3 decades to the field of reproductive medicine. These include leading the development and clinical introduction of blastocyst culture, which has transformed how most human in vitro fertilisation cases are performed.

Professor Gardner is an innovative and world leading researcher and one of the most highly cited scientists in reproductive medicine. His impact is widely felt throughout the scientific community through his accomplishments as a clinical scientist, leader, inventor and mentor.

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s Distinguished Researcher Award recognizes a member of the ASRM who has made outstanding contributions to research in reproduction and who has demonstrated sustained long-term commitment to advancing the frontiers of research in reproductive sciences as well as educating future scholars in the field.

 “Being recognised by the ASRM is an incredible honour and extremely humbling. I am constantly surrounded by brilliant people, scientists and students, who continually empower me to challenge and rediscover the science of reproductive medicine” says Professor David Gardner.

Professor Gardner is the second Australian to be acknowledges by the ASRM. Congratulations David.

Professor David Gardner is a Chief Investigator at Stem Cells Australia. 

For more information:
Visit the ASRM website.