Type of Thesis
Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
Dr. Jonathan Van Blerkom
Dr. Kevin Jones
Dr. Ricardo Stephen
Infertility is a disease of the reproductive system that affects many women of various ages, races, and socioeconomic factors across the world (CDC, WHO, 2017). The expensive nature of treatments for infertility, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), has been combated with a simplified culture system (SCS) developed in the Van Blerkom lab (Van Blerkom et al., 2013). This recent advancement in clinical IVF procedures has prompted an effort to develop additional, low-cost technology able to help assess pre-implantation embryogenesis development and competence. This study examines the development and application of a low-cost, simplified, time-lapse imaging system that has shown efficacy in documenting embryo development from the pronuclear to the hatched blastocyst stage in the simplified culture system.
Hennigan, Christine E. Miss, "A Low-Cost Time-Lapse Imaging System Developed for Documentation of Human Pre-implantation Embryogenesis in Clinical IVF Settings" (2017). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1366.
Biological Factors Commons, Embryonic Structures Commons, Female Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications Commons, Medical Biotechnology Commons, Obstetrics and Gynecology Commons, Other Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment Commons