Reproductive Technology Laboratory Staff


Dr. Ted Thomas is the Laboratory Director for the Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia. Dr. Thomas, a native of Pennsylvania, completed degree programs at Lafayette College (B.A.), the University of Vermont (M.S.), and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.). He concluded his training with a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Connecticut.

He joined Dr. Bateman in founding the In Vitro Fertilization Program at the University of Virginia in 1986 and directed the IVF lab there until 2005 when the program relocated to the Martha Jefferson Hospital. He has been affiliated with the RMSCVA since 2013.

He is certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) by the American Board of Bioanalysis with specialization in embryology. Dr. Thomas is active in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the College of Reproductive Biology of the American Association of Bioanalysts.

He is married with two children, one grandchild, and enjoys traveling, literature, horticulture, and fly fishing.

Dr. Scott Purcell is the rising Laboratory Director at the Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center.  Currently certified as a Technical Supervisor (TS) in both Embryology and Andrology by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB), he plans to complete his High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) certification in 2016. Prior to joining RMSCVA, Dr. Purcell spent three and half years as an Embryologist at Dallas-Ft. Worth Fertility Associates.  Dr. Purcell grew up near Richmond, VA and received both his B.S. and M.S. at Virginia Tech.  He received his Ph.D. from the Biomedical Sciences Department at Colorado State University then completed a three year postdoctoral fellowship in the Ob/Gyn Department at Washington University in Saint Louis.  

Dr. Purcell is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the College of Reproductive Biology of the ABB. 

He is married with two children and enjoys spending time outside with his family as well as fishing, reading, and traveling. 

Jessica Rebert was born and raised in Long Island, New York.  Her travels took her to Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Small Animal Science from Delaware Valley College, and to Phoenix, AZ where she began her reproductive laboratory career at the Mayo Clinic in 2001. 

Jessica joined the Assisted Reproduction Program at the University of Virginia in 2002 and made the transition with Drs. Bateman, Williams and Thomas to Martha Jefferson Hospital in 2005. 

In 2012 Jessica earned her Masters of Science degree in Andrology and Embryology from Eastern Virginia Medical School and has continued her career with the Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Center of Virginia. 

Jessica and her husband are the proud parents of two children.

Krista Traynor was born and raised in Massachusetts.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Elms College.  Krista began her career in assisted reproduction in 1998 at Baystate Reproductive Medicine in Springfield, MA.  She became certified as a Technical Supervisor in Embryology and Andrology from the American Board of Bioanalysis in 2005.  In 2006, Krista joined the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at the University of Connecticut Health Center as a senior embryologist.  She joined the Assisted Reproduction Program at Martha Jefferson Hospital in 2011 and has been affiliated with RMSCVA since 2013.  Krista is the proud parent of two children.