Dr. Nicole Noyes

Reproductive Endocrinologist
Specializing in Infertility,
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
and Egg Freezing

Early Embryo Development


Over the last 20 years, my research group and I have been analyzing early embryo development including human embryos as well as years of time-lapse videos following early mouse embryo growth - beginning at the one-cell (also known as "zygote") stage and continuing to the blastocyst stage.


The team has also performed RNA inhibition experiments (a technology that produces "gene knock-out") to better understand the controlling mechanisms of early mouse embryo development. Two U.S. Scientists were honored with the Nobel Prize in 2006 for their novel RNA inhibition work.


In 2008, my colleague, Dr. Kristin Gunsalus, and I were awarded $1 million dollars from the NIH to continue these studies.


Our group has also received honorable mention two years in a row from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) for technical achievement of submitted embryology videos.