Laboratory and Research Staff

Maureen Kearnan is a reproductive biologist with more than 15 years experience in assisted reproduction clinics. Ms. Kearnan lends her support and clinical skills to the Special Program of Assisted Reproduction (SPAR).

Aparajita Chatterji, PhD, has over 10 years of cell, molecular, protein and biotechnology experience.  She is an expert in PCR assay development and troubleshooting.  Her research interests lie in cellular mechanics and interactions, and identification of cellular processes by PCR.

Hui-Zhong Yin, PhD, held a position as Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, for many years. He is a urologic surgeon turned research scientist. Dr. Yin is an expert in the science of male infertility and has devoted more than twelve years to the ongoing research currently at Bedford Research Foundation. Dr. Yin personally heads up the cryopreservation and semen testing division and consults on the new tests being developed for semen bacteria and prostate cancer.

Advisory Board

Robert C. Eyre, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, is a corporate officer and consultant for Bedford Research Foundation. Dr. Eyre is an internationally known urologic surgeon with expertise in all areas of male reproductive tract health, including infertility and prostate cancer. Dr. Eyre holds offices in local and national professional associations and regularly lectures nationally on urologic health issues.

Ann Kiessling, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, is Director and founder of Bedford Research Foundation. Dr. Kiessling is an internationally known research scientist. She has published more than 100 scientific papers in the areas of reproductive biology, infectious disease and stem cells. She founded Duncan Holly Biomedical in 1996 to facilitate technology transfer from basic science discoveries to clinical test development, in 2004 Duncan Holly joined with Bedford Research Foundation. She oversees research and development at the Foundation in addition to function as the licensed laboratory director.

Ryan Kiessling, MPM, holds an undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Masters Degree in Not for Profit Organization Management from Carnegie Mellon University.  He oversees daily operations of the Bedford Research Foundation providing support for all research and clinical programs, including SPAR.