Virtual Conference
Bahar Uslu

Bahar Uslu

Quinnipiac University, USA

Title: From an embryo to your child, ethics, law and new regulations


The separation of sex and hi-tech reproduction treatments led to a revolution of gender and similarity relations, while embryo diagnostics led to a shift from scheduling families to planning a child. Furthermore, the presence of fertilized eggs outside the womb is a new form of human life which can be conserved and manipulated and the embryo in the petri dish in laboratory has become the entity of reproductive market. This presentation firstly presents embryo moral approaches briefly, especially regarding interventions in preimplantation-stage embryos in the laboratory, suggesting environmentally suitable laboratory conditions for this entity. Additionally, new suggestions for legitimately suitable regulations takes care precisely embryo’s right, but also embryology laboratory personnel, clinics and parents.


Bahar Uslu, MD, Ph.D. is a clinical & developmental embryologist, histopathologist, 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. She is a Board-Certified Specialist in both Histopathology 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 innovator of the “Uslu 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.