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Guangxiu Lu

Guangxiu Lu

Institute of Reproductive & Stem Cell Engineering, Central South University; National Engineering & Research Center of Human Stem Cells, Changsha, Hunan, China


Professor Guangxiu Lu's research focuses on stem cells and reproductive medicine, and she is one of the pioneers in the field of ART. Many 'China Firsts' appeared in her lab, such as the first human frozen sperm bank, the first baby born with frozen semen and the first test tube baby born with a donated embryo. She applied these reproductive techniques to treating infertile couples and made her lab one of the leading reproductive and genetic medical centers in China. Moreover, she made great progress in stem cell research. Professor Lu is the director of National Research & Engineering Center of Human Stem Cells. She is current Professor and the director of the Institute of Reproductive & Stem Cell Engineering of Central South University, and the president of CITIC-Xiangya Reproduction & Genetic Hospital.

Changing (In)Fertilities is a major new collaborative interdisciplinary research project funded by the Wellcome Trust and based in the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Prof. Marcia C. Inhorn of Yale University.


We know that IVF and ARTs do not just reproduce babies: they reproduce values, norms, identities and institutions.

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This project is funded by the Wellcome Trust