Laura Rienzi is Senior Clinical Embryologist, Laboratory Director at the GENERA Centres for Reproductive Medicine.
She obtained her biological degree magna cum laude at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ in 1993. Research Fellow at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Hôpital Necker in Paris, France in 1994 and Laboratory Director at the Centre for Reproductive Medicine of the European Hospital in Rome, Italy from 1996-2007. She also obtained a II Level Master in “Reproductive Medicine” at the University of Padova. From 2000-2004 she has been adjunct Professor of Clinical Embryology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Perugia. President of the Italian Society of Embryology Reproduction end Research elected in 2014.
In 2008 she has founded together with Dr. Filippo Maria Ubaldi the GENERA Centres for Reproductive Medicine where she is the Laboratory Director of 4 different centres in Italy (Rome, Marostica, Umbertide, Naples).
Her current areas of interest include in vitro fertilization, ICSI, studies of human gametes, zygote and embryo morphology in relation to their developmental ability, and chromosomal constitution (PGD, PGS), as well as the cryopreservation of sperm, oocytes and embryos.
To date, she is Author and co-Author of 102 papers (75 original research papers and reviews and 27 book-chapters).
She is internationally recognized for her expertise in human clinical embryology and research as evidenced by invitations to speak at national and international scientific meetings (129).
She is involved in different Academic Activities. She has supervised 5 B.Sc students and 1 PhD student to successful completion. She is currently involved in Tutoring and Teaching activities for different Italian University.
She has also covered different Editorial posts (in particular she has been Associate Editor of Human Reproduction, Reproductive Biomedicine online, Fertility and Sterility, and Focus on Reproduction). She is member of the scientific board of GFMER Global Consultation on WHO Infertility Guidelines: Addressing evidence-based guidance on infertility diagnosis, management and treatment”.