Dr. William H Kinsey
The average age of first-time mothers in the United States has increased from 24.9 years in 1970 to just over 26 years in 2014 as women postpone childbearing. One consequence of increased maternal age is that increasing numbers of families require Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) to overcome fertility defects. Egg activation is a critical step in fertilization and the long-term goal of our laboratory has been to define the biochemical mechanisms involved in egg activation by sperm with the ultimate aim of improving the efficiency of ARTs.
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS