EMBRYOLOGY STAFF

Reproductive Technology Laboratory Staff


Dr. Ted Thomas is the Lab Director for the Martha Jefferson Reproductive Technology Lab.  Dr. Thomas is a native of Pennsylvania.  His educational pathway included degree programs at Lafayette College (B.A.), the University of Vermont (M.S.), the University of Virginia (Ph.D.), and concluded 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 moving to Martha Jefferson Hospital in 2005.  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, has two daughters, and enjoys a number of outdoor hobbies.

Jessica Rebert, BS was born and raised in Long Island, New York.  Her travels took her to Pennsylvania where she earned a Bachelors 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.  Jessica and her husband are the proud parents of two children.

Krista Traynor, BA 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.  In 2011, she moved to Virginia and joined the Reproductive Technology Lab at Martha Jefferson Hospital.  Krista and her husband, Jim, are the proud parents of two children.

Kimberly Nagle, MS is a native of Delaware. Attending Wingate University in North Carolina she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology followed by a Master’s of Science from The University of Tennessee in Reproductive Physiology and Embryology.

Upon completion of graduate school, Kimberly joined the Reproductive Technology Lab of Martha Jefferson Hospital in August of 2011. Her interests include running, snowboarding, the beach, and SEC football.