Marlena Duke is the Embryology Laboratory Director at RMA of New York. Ms. Duke has been the IVF Laboratory director since its inception in 2002. She leads a highly skilled team of embryologists and oversees all functions of the embryology laboratory. Her clinical experience in reproductive medicine began in 1991 and she has since worked with internationally renowned embryologists and physicians. Before joining RMA of New York, Ms. Duke was a senior member of the embryology laboratory at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She has also worked at the Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center, the IVF America Program in Long Island and has consulted at many IVF programs throughout the United States. Ms. Duke has been invited to teach micromanipulation techniques, such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and assisted embryo hatching, at international workshops. Her research in clinical embryology has resulted in numerous abstracts and papers and she has lectured nationally on her findings.
Ms. Duke is nationally board certified as an Embryology Laboratory Director. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from Cornell University, followed by her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Embryology from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom where she was class valedictorian and awarded the Serono prize for outstanding performance. She has served as co-chair and secretary of the New York Metropolitan Embryologist Society and is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Association of Bioanalysts and Alpha – International Society of Scientists in Reproductive Medicine.
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