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Panayiotis Zavos, Ed.S., Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Reproductive Physiology & Andrology

President and CEO, Zavos Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc.

Director, Andrology Institute of America, Lexington, Kentucky

Associate Director, Kentucky Center for Reproductive Medicine & IVF

Ph.D., Reproductive Physiology, University of Minnesota (1978)

M.S., Biology-Physiology, Emporia State University, Kansas

Ed.S., Emporia State University, Kansas

B.S., Biology Emporia State University, Kansas

Dr. Zavos is recognized worldwide as a leading authority in the areas of male reproductive physiology, gamete physiology, human infertility and andrology, and has had a long career developing new and innovative technologies in animal and human reproduction. He has authored or coauthored more than 400 peer-review publications and was awarded the first ever Honorary Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Science to an American. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American Society of Andrology (ASA), the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the Middle East Fertility Society (MEFS), the Japanese Fertility Society, the International Society of Cryobiology, Sigma XI, Gamma Sigma Delta and a number of other scientific and professional societies. In 2001, Dr. Zavos and Italian physician Dr. Severino Antinori announced their plans to clone viable human embryos within a few years. Dr. Zavos’ work has received a great deal of media coverage throughout the world including NPR Radio USA, BBC Radio, 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, and many more.

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