mike neal, bsc, Msc

Michael Neal completed his Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph, focusing on the reproductive consequences of chromosome abnormalities. He began his career in Human IVF by working in a private clinic in Toronto, Canada and has worked as a Laboratory Manager in public and private clinics since 2000. He is in the final stages of completing a PhD in the Medical Sciences program in the Reproductive Biology Division at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

Mike’s experience in clinical Assisted Reproductive Technologies and his keen research interests have gained him an international reputation for innovation and excellence. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications and is a frequent reviewer for many major scientific journals related to reproduction. Mike is a recipient of the prestigious Laboratory Innovation

in Fertility and Embryology (LIFE) Award. Recent honors include: Best Basic Science Paper, Best Clinical Paper, Alpha Exchange, and the R.T. Weaver Award, among other acknowledgements. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Mike has research interests in the following areas: (a) the effect of environmental contaminants on fertility, (b) non-invasive measurements of embryo quality, and (c) fertility preservation for male and female oncology patients.

As the Scientific Director and founding partner of ONE Fertility (www.onefertility.com) Mike appreciates the attention to detail required in building and maintaining a successful IVF program.  In addition, he has consulted for large IVF clinics in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Mike is an active member of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS). He sits on the Assisted Human Reproduction Committee (AHRC) Health Reporting Information Working Group and has recently joined the Medical Advisory Board of Fertile Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping cancer patients preserve their fertility.