Our Embryologists

ACRM Singapore / Our Embryologists

Kamal Jalil

Chief Embryologist / IVF Laboratory Director

“It is this unique opportunity to aid single cells fuse and develop, culture them to a complex ball of cells for transfer into thousands of couples aspiring to become parents, that has kept me getting out of bed each morning for the last 30 years.”

Kamal Jalil is the Chief Embryologist/ IVF Laboratory Director at ACRM. He has spent more than 30 years as a clinical embryologist, as well as managing IVF laboratories in Singapore, Canada and the Middle-East. Having fulfilled his desire for travel, being abroad for 14 years, he returned to Singapore in 2013 and joined ACRM. Privileged to have the exposure and keeping abreast of technology advancements practiced globally, he adapted these to the ACRM laboratory practice with the team of experienced embryologists. He also managed 3 IVF laboratories (located in different Saudi cities), one of the largest chain of IVF clinics in Saudi Arabia, collectively performing over 2,000 IVF fresh cycles annually.

Kamal was involved in the novel work of oocyte In-vitro Maturation (IVM) technique at McGill University’s Reproductive Centre (Montreal, Canada) from 1999 to 2004, an IVF technique for certain patients that do not require hormone supplementation prior to egg collection. He had set up IVM programmes in IVF centres in Izmir (Turkey) and Saudi Arabia.

His diverse embryology experience provided him with the rare insight of utilising advanced and efficient IVF laboratory techniques, to maximise chances of having good quality embryos and the selection of good embryos for transfer. 

Kamal is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.Sc. Honours, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • M.Sc., National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Accredited Clinical Embryologist, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Lim Mui Nee

Senior Embryologist

 “I have always been excited of being a part of a couple’s journey towards fulfilling their dream of having a wriggling baby in their arms.”

Lim Mui Nee started her career as a clinical embryologist in 1991. With 29 years of experience in IVF laboratory techniques, she is accredited to perform laboratory Assisted Reproductive Techniques by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) and is proficient in the full range of IVF laboratory techniques as well as sperm, oocyte/embryo/ovarian tissue cryopreservation, surgical sperm retrieval techniques and embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT).

She has special interests in ovarian tissue freezing and research, being involved in local research projects related to PGT. She attended a PGT workshop at the University College London (UK) and was part of the team at CARE IVF unit at Singapore General Hospital, which achieved Singapore’s first fresh and frozen PGT live-births in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

Besides dedicating her expertise to couples’ IVF treatment cycles, she has taken many trainee embryologists under her wing and nurtured them to be independent embryologists.

Mui Nee joined ACRM as a senior embryologist in early 2020 and has brought a wealth of expertise, as well as a caring and cheerful disposition to the team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Accredited Clinical Embryologist, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Rochelle Caballes Trivino

Embryologist

“Life begins at conception. It is with great affirmation and honor that I can serve as an instrument to assist in procreation and fulfilling a hope towards having a complete and happy family.”

Rochelle Trivino found her calling in the field of embryology after various pursuits within the service industry. Passionate in the field of life sciences, she obtained her degree in Medical Technology in the Philippines and has worked for several years with significant experience performing diagnostic laboratory procedures in Philippines and Singapore.

Rochelle joined ACRM (previously known as Christopher Chen Centre for Reproductive Medicine, CCCRM) in 2014 as a Medical Technologist. She was then trained in the various laboratory assisted reproductive techniques including sperm/embryo cryopreservation, surgical sperm retrieval techniques and comprehensive sperm diagnostic tests. She completed an IVF training stint at Monash University, Australia, and received authorization to perform laboratory Assisted Reproductive Techniques by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) in 2015.

Rochelle assists in the administration and smooth functioning of the embryology and andrology laboratories. She was involved in the preparation of quality and administrative documentation for ACRM’s accreditation for the different regulatory bodies.

As an embryologist, Rochelle believes she has found her purpose in life sciences. It is a humbling experience to be able to partake in a couple’s journey towards achieving their dream of completing their family. She is a versatile team player with all her colleagues and adapts well to her patients and their needs. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.Sc. (Medical Technology), Philippines
  • Certificate of Training in Assisted Reproductive Technology – Monash University, Australia
  • Accredited Clinical Embryologist, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Jenny Chua Tiong

Embryologist

“Having a baby is one of the greatest joys and blessings any couple can have. Being a part of a couple’s journey to have a baby is truly one of my most remarkable experiences… with that, I am more motivated to work with our team to create happiness for all future parents.”

Jenny Chua Tiong embarked on her career as a Medical Technologist in the Philippines and Singapore. She first joined ACRM (previously known as Christopher Chen Centre for Reproductive Medicine, CCCRM) in early 2015 as a Medical Technologist performing hormonal and semen assays. Her dedication, attention to detail and independence whilst working in the diagnostic laboratory are certainly qualities that are well-suited for the role as an embryologist. She was subsequently trained to perform the various laboratory Assisted Reproductive Techniques and was sent for an IVF training stint at Monash University, Australia. She achieved authorisation to perform laboratory Assisted Reproductive Techniques by the Ministry of Health (Singapore) in 2018.

Jenny is an embryologist who diligently performs Andrology and Embryology procedures including sperm/embryo cryopreservation and surgical sperm retrieval techniques. She is efficient and meticulous with detailed documentation required for every procedure.  Coupled with her pleasant personality, Jenny has the confidence and ability to establish and maintain supportive relationships with clinicians, colleagues and patients.

Aspiring couples, who desire to have children, are her biggest priority and Jenny trusts that hard work pays off and is motivated to help them through their treatment and relieve their anxiety.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.Sc. (Medical Technology), Philippines
  • Certificate of Training in Assisted Reproductive Technology – Monash University, Australia
  • Accredited Clinical Embryologist, Ministry of Health, Singapore