Scientists

Olive Fertility has a highly trained and experienced lab team under the direction of Dr. Salah Abdelgadir.  Dr. Abdelgadir the only full-time, PhD-level embryology laboratory director in BC, certified as a Technical Supervisor, High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director, and Clinical Consultant in both andrology and embryology by the American Board of Bioanalysis.

Our embryologist have studied egg freezing techniques at state of the art labs and have undergone advanced training to ensure they meet the rigorous standards, as set by associated members of the egg bank network USA.

Laboratory Director

Dr Salaheldin Abdelgadir
Dr Salaheldin Abdelgadir
Laboratory Director
PhD, TS, HCLD

Dr Abdelgadir received a BVSc from the University of Khartoum, followed by an MSc and a PhD from Oregon State University. Subsequently, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University and served as a staff scientist at the Oregon Regional Primate Research Centre, specializing in primate in vitro fertilization and andrology. Since then, Dr Abdelgadir has worked as an embryology and andrology laboratory director in many clinics in the United States for the last 15 years and now brings his extensive experience to Olive Fertility Centre.

He is the only full-time, PhD-level embryology laboratory director in BC who is certified as a Technical Supervisor, High-Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director, and Clinical Consultant in both andrology and embryology by the American Board of Bioanalysis. His certification as a laboratory inspector for the American College of Pathologists is consistent with his commitment to quality control and safety in the lab. While some lab directors only work part-time or on a consultant basis, Dr. Abdelgadir is fully committed to Olive, overseeing an experienced staff for all embryology and andrology procedures. More than just a laboratory director, Dr. Abdelgadir is a very hands-on worker, personally performing many of the complicated procedures.

Dr Nadia Ouhibi PhD
Embryology Technical Supervisor
Jing Chen MSc
Embryologist
Sara Edsall MSc
Embryologist
Jeffrey Caudle MSc
Embryologist
Dr Justin (Jay) Lardizabal PhD
Embryologist
Whitney Krieger BSc
Embryologist
Juan Pablo Aragon MSc
Embryologist
Mamoon Banat MSc
Embryologist
Justin Smrz BSc
Embryologist/Andrologist
Leila Negahban MSc
Andrology Supervisor
Thomas Johnson BSc
Andrologist
Elimar Acosta MLT
Andrologist
Sanghamitra Mummadi BSc
Andrologist
Daisy Leung BSc
Andrologist
Gilda Farhadian BSc
Andrologist
Daniel Watson BSc
Andrologist
Jasmine Mehat BSc
Andrologist
Dina Soroush MSc
Andrologist
Mohammed Ali MSc
Andrologist
Chen Jing MSc
Data Analyst
Kyla Yeates
Laboratory Coordinator
Brooke Ouwerkerk BSc
Laboratory Coordinator
Jessica Goose BSc
Laboratory Coordinator

Scientists order

Dr Nadia Ouhibi Embryology Technical Supervisor
Jing Chen Embryologist
Sara Edsall Embryologist
Jeffrey Caudle Embryologist
Dr Justin (Jay) Lardizabal Embryologist
Whitney Krieger Embryologist
Juan Pablo Aragon Embryologist
Mamoon Banat Embryologist
Justin Smrz Embryologist/Andrologist
Leila Negahban Andrology Supervisor
Thomas Johnson Andrologist
Elimar Acosta Andrologist
Sanghamitra Mummadi Andrologist
Daisy Leung Andrologist
Gilda Farhadian Andrologist
Daniel Watson Andrologist
Jasmine Mehat Andrologist
Dina Soroush Andrologist
Mohammed Ali Andrologist
Chen Jing Data Analyst
Kyla Yeates Laboratory Coordinator
Brooke Ouwerkerk Laboratory Coordinator
Jessica Goose Laboratory Coordinator