Dr. Antonio Capalbo, PhD.
Scientific and Laboratory Director Igenomix Italy
Dr. Capalbo received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology from University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ and his Ph.D. magna cum laude in Human Genetics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome in 2011. In 2011 he obtained II level Master Degree in Epidemiology and statistical data analysis at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome. Since 2008 he has been working as clinical embryologist at GENERA, Reproductive Medicine in Rome. Since then, his research has focused on preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening and on the development of novel molecular biology techniques to improve pregnancy and take-home baby rates in ART.
In 2011 he worked as research fellow at Reproductive Biology Associates, Atlanta, GA, USA and from 2012 he is collaborating as consultant embryologist at the Embryonic Stem Cell Laboratories, Assisted Conception Unit of Guy’s Hospital, KCL, London working on molecular figures of human blastocyst differentiation. From 2012 he is genetic consultant and PGD/PGS program coordinator at GENERA, Reproductive medicine centres, Italy and from 2013 to 2017 Co-founder and Scientific and Laboratory Director at GENETYX, the largest preimplantation genetic laboratory in Italy. He received several grants for innovative genetic studies in embryology, among these the GFI 2013 and 2015 and the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Young Investigator Award (Open competition) He is also the Italian coordinator of the international Human MeioMap project.
From 2017 he is working in the board of R&D directors at Igenomix and Laboratory manager for Igenomix Italy.