Dr. Alikani is a Clinical Embryologist and a consultant for Reprogenetics. Contemporaneously, she holds a position as Senior Research Scientist at Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories. Her experience in the field of assisted reproduction dates back to 1983, before IVF was a common and accepted mode of treatment for infertility. Her long career includes appointments between 1995 and 2004 The Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cornell University Medical Center-New York Hospital in New York, and the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Alikani worked alongside Dr. Jacques Cohen and the medical teams to establish these IVF programs as major centers of excellence.
Dr. Alikani has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on assisted reproduction and lectured extensively around the world on ART-related topics. Her current research at Tyho-Galileo Research Laboratories and Reprogenetics includes derivation and cryopreservation of human embryonic stem cells and development of patient-specific peptides for cancer treatment. Dr. Alikani’s areas of interest include spindle and division dynamics in mammalian eggs and embryos, abnormal human embryo development in vitro, and improving IVF laboratory outcomes; she is currently working on projects focused on the latter. She is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Alikani serves as a Section Editor for Reproductive Biomedicine Online. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Open Reproductive Science Journal and functions as a reviewer for many leading scientific and medical journals.