in Our Staff
Sue Jasulaitis is a seasoned professional in the field of reproductive medicine and currently works as FCI's Clinical Research Coordinator. She has been employed by Fertility Centers of Illinois since 1998. With over fifteen years of experience, she has a diverse background in surgical nursing, clinical research, and nursing management. She received a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Nursing Management and a Bachelors of Science (BS) in Nursing/Psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Sue was recognized by the International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination (INCIID) for her outstanding efforts in the field of reproductive endocrinology and patient care. She is a consultant for Serono, Organon and Ferring Pharmaceutical companies as well as private consulting firms. She frequently lectures on topics involving reproductive nursing and often conducts national nursing educational seminars for reproductive medicine throughout the country.
Juergen Liebermann, PhD., HCLD (ABB) is the Laboratory Director of FCI's Chicago/River North IVF Lab. He has authored many papers in the area of reproductive science. More recently Dr. Liebermann and Dr. Tucker edited and completed a book entitled " Vitrification in Human Assisted Reproduction." By getting world-recognized scientists in the field of cryobiology as contributors for this book, it presents the State-of-the-Art on vitrification, a new cryopreservation technique. With his postdoctoral thesis in 2004 he qualified as a university lecturer in Experimental Reproductive Medicine at the Bavarian University of Wuerzburg, Germany. He is a member of SSR, ASRM, ESHRE, ASA, and ABB. He serves as an ad Hoc reviewer for Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Reproductive Biomedicine Online, Reproduction, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
Colleen Coughlin has directed the Highland Park IVF Laboratory since its inception. She completed her training in Gamete Physiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and since then has directed prominent IVF laboratories in the Chicago area for over 19 years. Colleen is nationally well recognized within the Embryology community. Colleen and her laboratory staff have received intensive training at several of the most successful IVF laboratories in the country. Through ongoing collaboration with these renowned centers, her laboratory has access to innovative IVF technology. A strong patient advocate, Colleen has been awarded for her role in patient advocacy and for involving the patient in her IVF laboratory experience. The Highland Park IVF Laboratory has been selected as a Galileo Center of Excellence. Colleen and her team of embryologists are committed to the highest standard of IVF care and cutting-edge development in the field of IVF.