CHRISTOPHER DE JONGE, PHD, HCLD
Director of the IVF/Embryology and Andrology Laboratory
Christopher De Jonge, PhD, HCLD, is Adjunct Professor, Department of Urology, at the University of Minnesota, and Director, Andrology Program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He is board-certified as a high-complexity clinical laboratory director and the first person to be certified as “Embryologist” by the American College of Embryology.
In 1989, Christopher received his doctorate in Physiology along with the Rush University Graduate College Award from Rush University in Chicago. In 1995, he received the American Society of Andrology ‘Young Andrologist’ award in recognition of an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of Andrology. He was co-investigator /author of a research publication cited by TIME magazine as “2010 Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs”(NatureBiotechnology, October 2010).
Professor De Jonge twice served on the Editorial Committee for the WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination of Human Semen and Sperm-Cervical Mucus Interaction. He served as Editorial Board member for Human Reproduction, Biology of Reproduction, and was Associate/Section Editor for the Journal of Andrology. Currently, he is on the Editorial Board of Fertility & Sterility and is Section Editor for Reproductive BioMedicine Online. He has served on the Scientific Program Committee for numerous national and international congresses, including the 2005 World IVF Congress in Istanbul. He has co-organized international symposia including Genetics of Human Fertility in Collioure, France and the Utah International Symposium on the Genetics of Male Infertility in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Professor De Jonge has written over 20 book chapters and more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and edited numerous books, including Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Accomplishments and New Horizons, and The Sperm Cell: Production, Maturation, Fertilization, Regeneration (Eds 1 and 2). Christopher serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous prominent journals and for major granting agencies such as the NIH.