John Biggers, DSc, PhD

John D. Biggers, D.Sc., Ph.D. is an internationally renowned pioneer in gamete and embryo biology. He is Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School. His current research interests include gametogenesis, fertilization and early mammalian development. He is a former Commonwealth Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge, Past President of the Society of Reproduction, former Editor in Chief of the Biology of Reproduction, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Ethics Committee, US Department of Health, Education and Welfare that made recommendations on IVF and embryo transfer, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been awarded the Hartman Award of the Society for the Study of Reproduction, the Pioneer Award of the International Embryo Transfer Society, and the Marshal Medal of the Society for the Study of Fertility. Among his many accomplishments, he
applied the principle of simplex optimization to the development of embryo culture media, resulting in the formulation of KSOM-AA medium, upon which Global medium is based.