Our Brisbane Fertility Scientists

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DR ELIZABETH BUTLER, BSc PhD

Scientific Director

Elizabeth (Liz) Butler is an experienced clinical embryologist with a Ph.D. in developmental biology. She has set up and run fertility treatment laboratories internationally, providing high specification facilities focused on the perpetuation of excellent technical skills and procedures.  Liz was delighted to be invited to join the team at Life Fertility Clinic. She maintains a global dialogue with the fertility treatment community to continually improve Life Fertility Clinic’s scientific services.

 

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CAROLYN MENEGAZZO, BSC

Embryologist

Carolyn is an experienced clinical embryologist and medical laboratory scientist. After completing her embryology training with Sydney IVF, Carolyn  gained valuable experience supervising their  laboratory in Canberra before joining the Life Fertility team in early 2008. Carolyn has a strong commitment to providing quality care and support for couples through their IVF journey.

 

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TANASHA NANDY BSc 

Embryologist

Our laboratory team benefits from the contribution of Tanasha Nandy. Tanasha comes to Life Fertility Clinic with extensive laboratory and scientific experience. Tanasha gained particular experience as a laboratory technician and subsequently as an embryologist with an IVF clinic in Canberra. Additionally, Tanasha  was employed as an inspector for the National Health and Medical Research Council. During  this period she was actively involved in the “Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002” and the “Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002”.

 

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MARTA GUTIERREZ BSc

Embryologist

Marta completed her studies at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine graduating with a Master of Science in Molecular Biology.  Marta completed her training as an embryologist and has held supervisory roles internationally  in an IVF laboratory in Spain, and subsequently in  Brisbane.  Her dedication to providing personalized quality care and support to the patients at Life Fertility Clinic, along with her friendly and positive manner makes her a valuable member of the Life team.

 

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NIKKI BROOKS BSc MMedSci

Embryologist

Nikki is one of the most recent additions to the team at Life. Previously Nikki resided in the UK where over a period of five years she gained invaluable practical laboratory experience . Having completed her undergraduate and masters degrees at Nottingham University she took up a position as a seminologist in Shrewsbury. After a period of one year she further undertook post graduate studies as a trainee embryologist at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, where she completed her training. She demonstrates a caring and compassionate attitude towards all patients with whom she has contact at Life. Nikki’s enthusiastic and exuberant personality, as well as her inexhaustible drive to help patients achieve their goal, makes her a valuable team member.

 

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DR KRISTY DEMMERS, BSc(Hons), PhD

Reproductive Biologist

Kristy is an experienced reproductive biologist with has wide-ranging laboratory and technical skills. Kristy has achieved a PhD in reproductive biology and has had an extensive career in animal reproductive biology. In 2012 she made a decision to re-train in clinical embryology and has been employed in assisted reproductive technologies since this time. Because of her extensive training and academic pursuits she is able to combine her passion for laboratory-based embryology whilst having a focus on helping infertile couples achieve their goals. Kristy with her warm friendly disposition is a welcome addition to the Life Fertility team.