Ann A. Kiessling, PhD

Dr. Kiessling has published more than 100 scientific papers and given more than 60 lectures to audiences around the world. Her writings can be found in publications such as Nature, Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and Connecticut Law Review. In 1996, the need to conduct biomedical research in areas not funded by the federal government led to the incorporation of the Bedford Research Foundation, which she serves as director to this day. Learn more


Fred Davis, PhD

Associate Dean and Professor of Biology at Northeastern University, with expertise in behavioral neurobiology, circadian rhythms, and developmental biology.

Robert Eyre, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, is a corporate officer and consultant for Bedford Research Foundation. Dr. Eyre is an internationally known urologic surgeon with expertise in all areas of male reproductive tract health, including infertility and prostate cancer. Dr. Eyre holds offices in local and national professional associations and regularly lectures nationally on urologic health issues.

Joel Lawittz, PhD

Joel Lawittz is an Instructor in Pathology at Harvard University, and Director of the Transgenic Injection Facility at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Steve Sheridan, PhD

Steven Sheridan works at the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and does research in neuroscience, cell biology, and developmental biology.

David Albertini, PhD

Leading Embryologist, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, and visiting scientist at The Rockefeller University and Center for Human Reproduction. Dr. Albertini’s most recent research at the Bedford Research Foundation is aimed at developing clinically useful stem cells from activated human eggs and understanding the mechanisms underlying ovarian and oocyte aging in women. Learn more



Maureen Kearnan

A reproductive biologist with more than 15 years experience in assisted reproduction clinics. Ms. Kearnan lends her support and clinical skills to the Special Program of Assisted Reproduction (SPAR).

Ryan Kiessling

Mr. Kiessling has an undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a Masters Degree in Not for Profit Organization Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He oversees daily operations of the Bedford Research Foundation providing support for all research and clinical programs, including SPAR.

Hui-Zhong Yin, PhD

Dr. Yin held a position as Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, for many years. He is a urologic surgeon turned research scientist. Dr. Yin is an expert in the science of male infertility and has devoted more than twelve years to the ongoing research currently at Bedford Research Foundation. Dr. Yin personally heads up the cryopreservation and semen testing division and consults on the new tests being developed for semen bacteria and prostate cancer.

Alexander Hauser

Mr. Hauser received his B.S. from Umass Lowell and currently runs and oversees all molecular biology for the Foundation, including PCR and genetic sequencing programs. Alex has a multi-year background in tissue analysis, data interpretation, and years of practical laboratory benchwork. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Jenna, discovering new places to eat, CrossFit, video games with friends, working on his PC, reading, and traveling.