Professor Roger Gosden is an internationally renowned scientist who has helped to pioneer reproductive biology and innovative medical treatments for infertility.
He is a Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Director of Research in Reproductive Biology at CRMI, and a Professor of Reproductive Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
He began his research career in 1970 at Darwin College, Cambridge, under Robert Edwards who, with Patrick Steptoe, achieved the world's first successful human IVF child in 1978. Appointed to the first chair of reproductive biology at Leeds University in 1994, he subsequently transferred to McGill University and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal where he was Scientific Director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
He was a member of working party on Embryonic Stem Cell Technology in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Ottawa. From 2001-2004, Dr. Gosden was the Scientific Director and Howard and Georgeanna Jones Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the Jones Institute in Eastern Virginia Medical School where clinical IVF began in America. His research interests in recent years focus on the biology and technology of eggs and stem cells.