Bahar Uslu, MD, Ph.D. is a clinical embryologist, histologist, an inventor and designer of equipment for stem cell and IVF laboratories. She grew up, was educated and obtained medical degrees in three different countries–Turkey, Great Britain, and the United States. Her clinical interests are IVF techniques, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and embryonic stem cells. Her current research focuses on the regulation of gene expression in granulosa cells.
Dr. Uslu is a Board Certified Specialist in both Histology and Embryology. She served as a founder and director of Reproductive Medicine, Andrology and Infertility Units in the Turkish Ministry of Health Hospitals for 4 years. Her postgraduate training also included 5 years of fellowships and lecturing in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
She is the Founding President and the current Vice President of the Society of Histologists and Embryologists (SOHE). She is currently is a senior reviewer on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including Journal of Cytotechnology, Stem Cells, and Cloning: Advances and Applications, Advanced Healthcare Technologies, the International Journal of Women’s Health.
Dr. Uslu has lectured around the world and has served on the faculties of several postgraduate courses on the clinical aspects of infertility. Additionally, she plays an active role in the education of medical students and residents and advises researchers and students currently studying at Yale and the Quinnipiac School of Medicine.
Impressed by her many achievements, several national and international institutes of health and pharmaceutical companies have awarded Dr. Uslu an array of research grants and prizes. She has made dozens of conference presentations and continues to publish book chapters and articles in leading journals and institutions. Of greatest interest recently, she is the innovator of the “New Ovarian Follicle Counting Method”–first published in the Journal of Ovarian Research (2017). She is rated among “The Best Reproductive Medicine Specialists” by various medical communities, was recognized as an “Extraordinary Skill in Medicine” by the U.S. Government, and has also been nominated as “The Scientist of The Year” by various scientific committees.