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  • Eastern Virginia Medical School - PhD student in Reproductive Clinical Science
  • San Francisco State University - BS in Physiology and a Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology
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Rhodel Simbulan, MS


Rhodel is driven to ensure impeccable evidence-based lab operations to give patients the best possible outcomes. He has spent more than a decade researching topics related to embryo culture and development to improve assisted reproductive outcomes. His research includes using AI for optimal sperm selection, predicting embryo viability, and developing novel devices for lab automation.

Before joining Collab Fertility, Rhodel was a Clinical Embryologist at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health for eight years, consistently achieving high success rates.

Rhodel contributes to textbooks, including the most recent version of Yen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on IVF, embryology, AI, metabolism, and physiology in prestigious journals such as Fertility & Sterility, Scientific Reports, Biology of Reproduction, and Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. He is a board member of the Bay Area chapter of the Northern California Association for Reproductive Biologists (NCARB). He is also a science educator teaching high school and graduate students, including post-doctoral scholars, medical students, and medical fellows.

An East Bay native, Rhodel loves to travel and learn languages. As a foodie, he is always experimenting with a recipe or checking out new restaurants.