Our Laboratory

Our state-of-the-art laboratory plays a vital role in helping women and men across Southern California overcome fertility challenges. FSAC offers the only program in Ventura County with an onsite in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab and surgery center.

Dr. Jun Liu, IVF Laboratory Director, has over twenty years of experience in human clinical embryology and research in reproductive medicine. He is best known for his studies on gamete cryopreservation.

Dr. Liu has worked at several nationally well-known IVF centers prior to joining Fertility & Surgical Associates of California (FSAC). He is certified as a High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) by the American Board of Bioanalysis.

Dr. Liu has authored and co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in the field of human reproduction and cryobiology, many of them focusing on fundamental research on oocyte cryopreservation. He has adapted and developed state-of-the-art SOPs (standard operational procedures) for all procedures to optimize the IVF embryology laboratory, and implemented an electronic database and IT tools to enhance effective internal communication and to maintain laboratory QA/QC (Quality Assurance and Quality Control).

We are extremely enthusiastic and honored to have Dr. Liu lead our IVF Laboratory team to continue FSAC’s outstanding clinical pregnancy rates.

Dr. Liu oversees a team of highly skilled and experienced embryologists with a documented record of success in procedures including:

  • Embryo and Semen Cryopreservation
    Freezing embryos, semen and testicular tissue for use at a future date
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  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
    Injecting a single sperm into a mature egg – a technique often used in cases of male factor infertility
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  • Blastocyst Culture and Transfer
    After allowing an embryo to grow in the lab for five days, the FSAC team is able to evaluate and implant only those most likely to result in a viable pregnancy
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  • Embryo Biopsy/Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
    Performing a biopsy on cells destined to become the placenta – testing them with next-generation gene sequencing and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to render the most accurate diagnosis
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  • Assisted Hatching
    Creating a small opening in the protective outer coating surrounding the embryos to assist the hatching process prior to embryo transfer

Embryology Staff