Lucy Williams is an Embryology Laboratory Director who specializes in Andrology and Embryology. She is certified through the American Board of Bioanalysis, licensed by the State of Tennessee Medical Board and has attained additional accreditation from Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. Williams is knowledgeable in various assisted reproductive laboratory techniques, which include aspects of micromanipulation for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching (AH) and cell or trophectoderm biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening. Williams upholds national industry standards by acquiring the latest knowledge and techniques to keep the laboratory a true state-of-the-art facility with the latest, most efficient embryo culturing media, devices and equipment such as triple gas benchtop incubators. She was one of the first Embryology Laboratory Directors to develop a program that transitioned the cryopreservation of oocytes, embryos and ovarian tissue from slow freezing methodologies to those of vitrification, known to increase the survival rate of cells and thus increased pregnancy rates upon warming and transfer.
Williams is an author and co-author of many manuscripts, articles, case reports and abstracts in journals such as the American Federation of Clinical Research, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Assisted Reproductive Genetics and Fertility and Sterility. She is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society for Reproductive Biological Technicians, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, American Board of Bioanalysts and Clinical Embryologists. Williams has given presentations for Resolve, a support group for patients and their partners experiencing infertility as well as being a guest on public TV. Williams has designed and started four other IVF laboratories in Texas, Utah and Tennessee and in addition to performing in these labs, spent time at Northwestern University in Chicago and The University of California at San Diego.