Get To Know Washington Fertility Center's New Embryologist: Abeer Ibrahim
Here at Washington Fertility Center, we recently welcomed a new embryologist, Abeer Ibrahim, to our team. We are ecstatic to be joined by such a talented individual, with a proven track record of success in her field. Abeer has a history of remarkable success rates in IVF procedural outcomes, along with a high proficiency in performing cutting edge techniques and instructing other professionals. Additionally, Abeer has a Membership Certificate as a Technical Supervisor from the American Board of Bioanalysis. Abeer has stated that joining Washington Fertility Center is a “great honor”, and that she is looking forward to her part in helping the center’s patients build their families in the months and years to come.
Abeer’s path to the field of fertility first began when she graduated from the University of Liverpool (in the UK) with a degree in Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry. She later earned a Masters of Philosophy degree from the University of Liverpool as well. In 2002, she joined the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine as an embryologist. Her duties there included performing state of the art laboratory work in endocrinology, andrology, and embryology. She also provided special infertility services by working with embryos and their development, as well as the features and phenomena exhibited in their formation/development.
In 2004, Abeer began work as the IVF Lab Supervisor at the Muasher Center for Fertility and IVF. At Muasher, she performed work related to the laboratory aspects of assisted human reproductive technologies, endocrinology, and andrology. Abeer oversaw the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions that are known to cause infertility in both males and females. She was also responsible for research, training new laboratory technicians, and assisting with procedures such as IUI, IVF, and ICSI.
In 2011 she earned certificates in Molecular Diagnostics by completing coursework at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a result, she is able to understand the basic vocabulary and concepts of molecular diagnostics, perform the following techniques: DNA extraction, RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, Real time PCR, ELISA-PCR, RFLP-PCR, sequencing and STR analysis, and interpret test results.
Since she first started her career as an embryologist, Abeer has gained a great deal of skills, knowledge, and experience that she now brings to Washington Fertility Center – her most recent accomplishment includes her experience in Trophectoderm biopsy for PGD services. We look forward to getting to know her better and working together to help each and every one of our patients solve their fertility issues so they can begin to build their families.