Antonio La Marca is a professor for reproductive medicine at the Mother-Infant Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy. He was trained at the University of Siena, where he graduated in Medicine in 1996. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the same university in 2001. His PhD was on biology of germ cells. Since 2004 he is working at the unit for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery of the University Hospital of Modena. He has published over 110 papers in the main peer- reviewed specialist journals. His research areas are the physiology of ovarian function and its pharmacological manipulation. In the last years research has been focused particularly on the AMH, antral follicle count and ovarian reserve.