Meet Us Monday: Paul Wilkinson, Embryologist

Hi, my name is Paul Wilkinson and I am an embryologist here at Genesis Fertility. You will meet me during your OPU and embryo transfer and I’ll talk with you about your embryos as they grow in the lab. You could call me your first baby sitter.

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I’m originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I went to school at Dalhousie University and spent time working in research labs after my degree. I was able to work on multiple projects during that time, including research into heart disease and obesity, that inspired me to seek out a field where I could help people in a more direct way.

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Meet Us Monday: Herman Rodriguez, Embryologist

Herman Rodriguez, embryologist at Genesis Fertility Centre in Vancouver

Meet Herman Rodriguez, outdoor enthusiast and one of our distinguished embryologists.

Hi, my name is Herman Rodriguez. I have been an embryologist at Genesis Fertility Centre for nearly two years. My career in embryology began over two decades ago in Puerto Rico. Now, I work as an embryology consultant traveling to a variety of sites to share my knowledge and expertise. This is a very rewarding career to me. Over the years, the science of Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) has evolved and expanded with much advancement.

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Meet Us Mondays: Larysa Fedarava, Embryologist

Larysa Fedarava, Embryologist, Genesis Fertility Centre

Larysa Fedarava, Embryologist, Genesis Fertility Centre

My name is Larysa and I am originally from Belarus. I was clinical laboratory technician in a pediatric oncology / hematology centre in Belarus. I enjoyed the job because it required special skills and I relished its challenges while trying to save lives of children.

My family and I moved to Vancouver in 2007. In my very first Canadian job, I worked as a medical office assistant at Burnaby Medical Centre, a position that gave me precious practical experience to learn the Canadian Health Care System and polish my communication skills.

In 2010 I started as an andrologist (a scientist who performs clinical or laboratory evaluations of male fertility) with Genesis Fertility Centre and moved to embryology (the science dealing with the formation, development, structure and functional activities of embryos) after rigorous on-site training. Just like my previous specialization in onco-hematology, the science of assisted reproductive technology (ART) is also very special and incredibly interesting. It’s a true, mysterious art form that requires both inspiration and great attitude.

However, the most rewarding part of the job is helping families become complete and happy.

When I began at Genesis I never imagined what a special experience it would become. The specialists here are at the top of their fields and I appreciate the knowledge and skill they bring with them to work every day.

My patients are my cherished teachers — I have learned many of the most important aspects of reproductive health from them. They have taught me that you cannot achieve excellence until you learn how to give from your heart.

Alongside embryology, my passions include growing orchids, cross stitching, playing sports and enjoying nature.

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