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Dr. Zaninovic received his Master's and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. In 1995, he joined Weill Cornell Embryology Laboratory and was appointed the Lab's Director in 2010. He is an Associate Professor in embryology and certified as a high-complexity lab director. His interests include clinical and experimental embryology as well as stem cell biology. His research is currently focused on developing new embryo selection protocols using time-lapse microscopy and the application of Artificial Intelligence in Embryology and IVF. He is the founder and the president of the ASRM special interest group, AI-IVF. He is also a president of the AI Fertility Society (AIF) and an organizer of the First International Conference of AI in Fertility, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 15-18 September 2022. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Zaninovic has ongoing research projects in human embryonic stem cell (hESCs) derivation. As Manager and Principal Investigator of Weill Cornell's hESC Derivation Laboratory, Dr. Zaninovic has derived 47 stem cell lines.