Dr. Chirag Shah

Dr. Chirag Shah
Sunflower Women’s Hospital.

132 Ft. Ring Road, Drive-In Road Junction,
Opp. Traffic Police Helmet,
Nr. Manav Mandir,Memnagar,
Ahmedabad 380 052.
E-mail: [email protected]

My aim as an Embryologist, is to demonstrate my skills and utilize the gained experience further to work in favor and for the betterment of the organization. Also to thrive in a highly professional & challenging environment where there is advancement and room for career and personal growth, finally to become a dependable and conscientious leader of an Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) team.

Educational Qualification
Course Institution Year
Master’s of Biotechnology University of Western Sydney (UWS) 2009-2010
Bachelor’s of Pharmacy Pune University (AISSMS COP) 2004-2008
Professional History:
  • Currently working as a Embryologist at Sunflower Women’s Hospital since October ‘ 14.
Competency in the following techniques:
  • Maintain and troubleshoot IVF laboratory equipments, such as CO2/O2 incubator, micro-manipulator, laser system, etc.
  • Oocyte collection and denuding
  • Identifying stages of oocyte maturation
  • In-vitro maturation of human oocytes (IVM)
  • Oocyte Intra-cytoplasmic sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • IVF inseminations
  • Embryo and Blastocyst culture
  • Fertilisation assessment and Embryo grading (Day 1-Day 6)
  • Embryo and Blastocyst transfer
  • Laser assisted hatching
  • Time Lapse Imaging
  • Oocyte and embryo cryopreservation by Vitrification method /controlled freezing method
  • Embryo biopsy and Tubing for PGD/PGS (Trained & Validated but yet to perform on patients)
  • Semen analysis and Sperm cryopreservation and thawing
  • Semen sample preparation using various methods for ART procedures
  • Surgical sperm retrieval (SSR) (TESE , TESA, Micro- TESA and PESA sperm preparation)
  • Patient Counselling
  • Conducting IUI worskshops for Infertility Consultants and Lab Techinicians
  • Maintaining necessary data
Project Work Undertaken:

Thesis on Mix culture Biofilms

    • Main objective of thesis was to define conditions that encouraged the formation of biofilms in pure cultures followed by formation in co-cultures i.e. mix culture and studying distribution of the organisms this mixed culture biofilm.
    • The viability and stability of each organism in the biofilm was studied. Different organisms used included E.coli O157, E.coli K 12, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Bacillus subtilis.
    • Every step performed was under aseptic technique.


  • Different instruments handled during this experiment include Autoclave, Incubator, Sonicator, LAFU, Vortexing unit, and a light microscope with a digital camera. Nutrient agar and MacConkey’s agar plates and slants were prepared to maintain pure cultures.