David Gardner awarded Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor title

Professor David Gardner has received one of the University of Melbourne’s highest recognitions of academic excellence, the title of Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor.

Professor Gardner is a world-renowned embryologist and is one of the most cited scientists in reproductive biology and medicine. He is also the Scientific Director at Melbourne IVF.

The Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor award recognises professors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the University and the wider community, as well as pre-eminence in research, creative activity, and teaching.

Over the past 25 years, David has pioneered novel technologies in cell and embryo culture and analysis, specifically developing an understanding of nutrient utilisation by individual embryos, and small numbers of stem cells, and the impact of this on embryo potential.

His work on the metabolism and physiology of the pre-implantation mammalian embryo led to the development of culture systems, which are now used worldwide in embryo research and IVF.

David is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and recently received the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) for his research and commitment to the field of reproductive biology.

Congratulations David.

Professor David Gardner is an affiliate member of the Centre for Stem Cell Systems.