New honorary Senior Lecturer Appointment



Dr Gary Harton, currently Group Senior Vice President of Commercial Development at PROGYNY has recently been appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer.

Gary Harton is a distinguished scientist in the field of reproductive medicine, particularly preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening (PGD and PGS). He has helped steer a number of graduate students currently enrolled in the University to the PhD by distance program and has hence, with Professor Griffin, been a Pioneer in setting up this program. Dr Harton has worked both in diagnostic labs and in industry, is highly published in the field and brings a unique understanding of the various stages of the program and can thus help and guide students towards many career options. He has also worked with individual research students to help them progress through their graduate work.

Gary has previously held posts as Associate Director for Market Development at BlueGnome and Laboratory Director at Reprogenetics in New Jersey and the Genetics & IVF Institute in Fairfax Virginia. He has been an Associate Editor of the journal Human Reproduction and Chair of the ESHRE PGD Consortium, and “PGD Guideline” Task Force. He has published over 50 full length, peer-reviewed, original articles and five book chapters on Developmental Biology, Assisted Reproduction and Reproductive Genetics and has presented at over 100 international forums.

Gary will contribute to the MSc in Reproductive Medicine as well as help develop an international programme for PhD students studying overseas but registered in Kent.