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Our Laboratory Team

Over the past decade, the overwhelming majority of advances and innovations in assisted reproductive medicine have occurred at the level of the fertility laboratory. We are fortunate to have extraordinary scientists responsible for the stewardship of all our andrology and embryology services. Our laboratory team applies a precise and consistent approach to each case to ensure both safety and superior success rates.


Wenling Zhang, PhD HCLD
Wenling Zhang, PhD HCLD
Laboratory Director

Dr. Zhang is an American Board of Bioanalysis certified Technical Supervisor. She has 20 years of experience with in vitro fertilization, embryo development and micromanipulation.  After obtaining her PhD from the Institute of Developmental Biology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001, she received extensive post-doctoral research training in Developmental Biology at Pierre and Marie Curie University and with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGill University. She joined Prelude Fertility as a Biologist Technical Supervisor in 2015 after 8 years of work as a clinical embryologist at the Toronto Institute for Reproductive Medicine.  Most recently, she joined Prelude Fertility Austin in 2016 as the Laboratory Supervisor, transitioning to the role of Lab Director in 2018.

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