Johannah Corselli, Ph.D., ELD, HCLD
IVF Lab Director
About Dr. Corselli
Dr. Corselli is the director of the Loma Linda University Center for Fertility IVF program and lab, as well as the oocyte donation and tissue banking programs.
She is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
Dr. Corselli was a co-founder of the Loma Linda University Center for Fertility in 1988. In 1982, she directed the third recognized IVF program in the U.S. at the Century City Hospital IVF Laboratory in California. In 1984 she designed and directed the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center IVF Lab.
Dr. Corselli received her doctorate in cell and developmental biology at the University of California, Riverside in 1986. Her area of research focused on molecular and cellular mechanisms of mammalian sperm-egg interactions in vitro. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1977, Dr. Corselli went on to complete her master’s degree in 1979 at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Corselli’s work in the Division of Biomedical Sciences was on the effect of neonatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol on the development of the uterus.
In her early academic career, Dr. Corselli gained extensive teaching experience at the University of California, Riverside and at the community college level. She taught subjects that include human embryology and development, human sexual reproduction, human physiology and gross anatomy, cell and developmental biology, histology and hematology.
- Dr. Corselli is recognized as a first generation clinical embryologist and assisted reproductive technologist. Her work continues to advance the early recognition and successful implementation of emergent IVF technologies.
- By 1994, Dr. Corselli was among the first group of reproductive clinicians to become board certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis in the direction of a high complexity clinical lab, and board certified to direct embryology and andrology laboratories.
Areas of Research
- Molecular and cellular mechanisms of mammalian sperm-egg interactions in vitro