The Embryologists of Dallas - Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Meet Your Embryologists at Dallas - Fort Worth Fertility Associates
Dr. Perez – Scientific Director
Dr. Perez was the first embryology practitioner in the United States to be certified as a Master of Human Embryo Biopsy by the American College of Embryology.
Dr. Perez is a strong advocate for elective single embryo transfer with the main goal of ensuring the highest quality of patient care.
Dr. Perez is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD), Embryology and Andrology Laboratory Director (ELD/ALD) by the American Board of Bioanalysis. He is also a board-certified as a Reproductive Embryologist (EMB) by the American College of Embryology and RLAP inspector for the College of American Pathologists. Dr. Perez is a board-certified Tissue Bank Specialist by the American Association of Tissue Banks.
Dr. Perez is actively involved in oocyte vitrification research and other areas of assisted reproduction.
Dr. Perez was born in Mexico City. He received a DVM degree from the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City and his M.S., at University Autonomous of Chapingo with an emphasis on animal reproduction. He obtained his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and performed extensive research on in vitro fertilization at the world-renowned Louisiana State University Embryo Biotechnology Laboratory under the direction of Dr. Robert A. Godke. Dr. Perez served as a senior embryologist for several years before being named Laboratory Director at the THR-Presbyterian Hospital Plano ARTS program and has also overseen other private IVF facilities as an off-site director. He is currently serving as the Scientific Laboratory Director for Dallas Fertility Center having joined Dallas–Fort Worth Fertility Associates in 2015
His expertise encompasses more than 27 years in the field of human and animal embryology. Dr. Perez has performed over 2800 oocyte retrievals, 2500 ICSI cases, 2000 embryo transfers, and a considerable number of blastomere and trophectoderm biopsies.
Gabriella Navarrete, BSEE
Gabriella received a B.S. degree in 1997 from the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining the Dallas Fertility Center in 2010, she was part of the IVF laboratories at THR- Presbyterian Hospital ARTS Programs in Dallas, Plano, & Fort Worth, Texas since 2005. She is a Senior Embryologist, with expertise is in andrology and embryology services, including semen analysis, sperm cryopreservation, semen preparation for both intra-uterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization, oocyte retrieval, embryo culture, embryo transfer, and embryo cryopreservation, oocyte preservation, and embryo biopsy. Gabriella also maintains active involvement in research projects, identifying and providing the best technology and care possible.
Born & raised in the Dallas area, Gabriella has three children of her own and is enthusiastic about assisting in passing the gift of life on to others. She spends her spare time enjoying her family, outdoors as much as possible, gardening, swimming, grilling, and enjoying nature.
Lucille Little, B.S.
Lucille was born and raised in Houston Texas. She attended Iowa State University and realized the field of reproduction was her calling sophomore year of school. She graduated May of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and started working at Dallas Fertility Associates just a week after, and ready to begin her life in the field of embryology and andrology. Lucille plans to go back to school in the next 2 years and obtain a master’s degree in Reproduction.
Embryologist and Andrologist
Breanna received her bachelor’s and Master of Science from Texas Tech University in Animal Science. Prior to joining DFW Fertility Associates in 2010, she was part of the IVF laboratories at THR- Presbyterian Hospital ARTS Programs in Dallas, Texas since 2008. Her expertise is in andrology and embryology services, which includes semen analysis, sperm cryopreservation, semen preparation for both intra-uterine insemination and in-vitro fertilization, oocyte retrieval, embryo culture, embryo transfer, and embryo cryopreservation. Breanna also maintains active involvement in research projects, which currently include rapid blastocyst freezing (vitrification) and warming, fertilization culture media, and a biomarker study of cumulus complexes and spent culture media. Not only is she thrilled to work in such a dynamic and growing field, but she loves that she can see a tangible positive outcome to her work on a daily basis.
Breanna was born and raised in Dallas. She enjoys reading, working out with her trainer, planting flowers in her yard and spending time with her dog.