The Centre for Fertility and Reproductive Health participates at multiple levels with basic and translational scientists within the Centre for Women’s and Infants' Health at theat Mount Sinai Hospital.
Scientists and trainees at the Lunenfeld engage in a wide variety of research questions focused on reproduction and early development.
Basic Research in ART and Related Events (in conjunction with the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute)
- Multidisciplinary research project using molecular biology techniques to identify non-invasive markers of embryo that may improve ability to eventually select one best embryo for transfer and eliminate the risk of multiple pregnancies;
- Using molecular biology to identify factors enabling the lining of the uterus (endometrium) to allow an embryo to implant and develop (endometrial receptivity);
- Stem cell renewal and differentiation;
- Regulation of developmental competence of early pre-implantation embryos;
- Regulation of reproductive aging using mouse model;
- Impact of cell death regulation on early placental development;
- Fallopian tube inflammatory markers that may cause ovarian cancer.
- SEE Study - for Stress, Eating and Exercise in infertility;
- Contraceptive ring vs Oral Contraceptive pills for ART cycle synchronization: Patient satisfaction assessment;
- Oocyte freezing: Comparison of 2 cryopreservation techniques for successful outcomes;
- Effects of insurance coverage for fertility medications on patient decisions and treatment;
- Retrospective analysis of laparoscopic myomectomy versus uterine artery embolization on ovarian reserve;
- Predictive value of anti Mullerian hormone in IVF;
- Incidence of Celiac Disease in Canadian women with unexplained infertility;
- Fertility preservation: Barriers and Enhancements to use of Services.