Jesús Aguilar, Ph.D.

IVF Laboratory director and Andrology Laboratory Supervisor at IVI VIGO

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Jesús Aguilar, Ph.D.


Dr. Aguilar is the IVF laboratory director and Andrology laboratory supervisor at IVI VIGO. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2002 and his doctorate degree “cum laude” in Biological Sciences in 2008, both at the Universidad de Jaén, in Spain.

He carried out his Human Embryology studies in Hospital Virgen de las Nieves, in Granada, between 2003 and 2004. Later, he worked in Clinica Avicena, in Jaen, between 2004 and 2006, in collaboration with Dr. Garcia Carriazo, where they launched the first IVF laboratory in that geographical area. Afterwards, he worked as the main embryologist in LABOFIV company in Granada, with Dr. Molina, and as a biologist in CEIFER Sperm Bank S.L. until 2008. He then came back to Clinica Avicena in Jaén, and spent another year there before working as a clinical embryologist for 6 months in London Women’s Clinic in Swansea (Wales). In October of 2010, he joined IVI VIGO as IVF supervisor and in 2011 he became the IVF Laboratory director.

As a researcher, his areas of interest are quality specifications for seminal parameters, embryo morphokinetics, oocyte activation and new technologies.

Dr. Aguilar is also involved in tesching at the University since he obtained his PhD.; he was a faculty of the predoctoral courses at the University of Jaén in 2008, and serves as the coordinator of the Master’s in Biotechnological Sciences at the University of Vigo since 2011. He is also an invited speaker to several conferences and courses about Assisted Reproduction.

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B.Sc. University of Jaen (2002) Spain
Ph.D. (Biology) University of Jaen (2008) Spain
Fellowship Unidad de Reproducción Asistida. Hospital Virgen de las Nieves. Granada (Spain)

Honores y reconocimientos


Best Free Communication for Oral Presentation at the 6th Portuguese Congress for Reproductive Medicine Ilhavo, Portugal. 2016
Basic Science Award for Oral Presentation at the 29th Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Fertilidad Granada 2012


  • Estrategia no Errores en el laboratorio de Fecundación in Vitro.
    Aguilar J. Muñoz E.
    Obstetricia, Ginecología y Reproducción. Presente y Futuro. Gami Editorial. 2017.

  • Study of nucleation status in the second cell cycle of human embryo and its impact on implantation rate.
    Aguilar J, Rubio I, Muñoz E, Pellicer A, Meseguer M.
    Fertil Steril 106(2):291-299, 2016.

  • Ovarian Stimulation in Cancer Patients. Fertility Preservation Basic Principles.
    Muñoz E, González N, Aguilar J, Muñoz L, Velasco JA. Ed:Dr. Nalini Mahajan, Pankaj Talwar, Puneet R Arora.
    Fertility Preservation Society (India). 2016.

  • Ovarian stimulation in patients with breast cancer.
    Muñoz E, González N, Muñoz L, Aguilar J and Velasco JA.
    Ecancer, 9:504. 2015.

  • Valoración Embrionaria por Mofocinética. Criterios de Nomenclatura y Anotaciones.
    Aguilar J; Muñoz E.
    Ginecología Obstetricia y Reproducción. Últimas Aportaciones. Editorial Educatori. 2015.

  • Proposed guidelines on the nomenclature and annotation of dynamic human embryo monitoring by a time-lapse user group.
    Ciray N, Campbell A, Agerholm IE, Aguilar J, Chamayou S, Esbert M, Sayed S.
    Hum Reprod Dec; 29(12):2650-60, 2014.

  • The human first cell cycle: impact on implantation.
    Aguilar J, Motato Y, Escribá MJ, Ojeda M, Muñoz E, Meseguer M.
    Reproductive BioMedicine Online. 28:475- 484, 2014.

  • Treatment of Luteal Phase Defects in Assisted Reproduction.
    Muñoz E, Taboas E, Portela S, Aguilar J, Fernandez I, Muñoz L, Bosch E.
    Curr Drug Targets. Jul; 14(8):832-42, 2013.

  • Atención a los deseos reproductivos en Europa.
    Aguilar J, Muñoz E.
    Actualizaciones de ginecología y obstetricia. Granada 2011.

  • Quality specifications based on clinicians’ opinion.
    Aguilar J, Álvarez C, Morancho- Zaragoza J, Prats-Jiménez R, Ramírez JP, Fernández -Pardo E, Martínez L, Calafell R, Durán I, Castilla JA.
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest.;68(1):68-76, 2008.

  • Donantes de semen: análisis comparativo de las recomensaciones de diferentes sociedades científicas. Reflexiones sobre la evaluación de donantes de gametos y embriones.
    Maza M, Clavero A, Gonzalvo MC, Aguilar J, Pérez M, Lafuente A, Castilla JA. Eds. Ana Clavero, Mari Carmen Gonzalvo, Jose A. Castilla.
    Áula de Formación en Embriología Clínica Nº7. 2007.

  • Organización y recursos físicos de los laboratorios de FIV de los centros de reproducción asistida.
    González- Varea C, Aguilar J, Fernández C, Garrido A, Sánchez M, Hernández M, Calderón S, Martínez R, Castilla JA.
    Revista ASEBIR 1: 9-14, 2006.

  • Influence of analytical and biological variation on the clinical interpretation of seminal parameters.
    Castilla JA, Álvarez C, Aguilar J, González-Varea C, Gonzalvo MC, Martínez L.
    Hum Reprod.21: 846-51, 2006.

  • Quality specifications for seminal parameters on the state of the ART.
    Castilla JA, Morancho-Zaragoza J, Aguilar J, Prats-Gimenez R, Gonzalvo MC, Fernández-Pardo E, Alvarez C, Calafell R, Martinez L.
    Hum. Reprod; 20(9): 2573-8, 2005.

  • Recursos humanos en el laboratorio de reproducción asistida. análisis comparativo de guidelines de sociedades científicas.
    Aguilar J, Castilla JA, Ortiz A, González E, Ortiz-Galisteo JR, Maza M, Molina J, González C.
    Revista ASEBIR; 9 (2): 14-16, 2004.

  • Células madre espermatogonias.
    Aguilar J, Castilla JA, Ortiz A, González E, Ortiz-Galisteo JR, Peralta L, Mendoza N, Maldonado V, Fontes J, Martínez L.
    Rev Int Androl; 2:54-9, 2004.

  • Recursos físicos en el laboratorio de reproducción asistida. análisis comparativo de “guidelines” de sociedades científicas.
    Aguilar J, Castilla JA, Magán R, Ortiz A, González E, Ortiz-Galisteo JR, Peralta L.
    Revista ASEBIR:9(1):24-26. 2004.

  • De embriones sobrantes a ovocitos sobrantes.
    Ortiz-Galisteo JR, Castilla JA, Magán R, Ortiz A, González E, Aguilar J, Peralta L, Martínez L.
    Revista ASEBIR; 9(1): 34-35, 2004.

  • Consentimientos informados de reproducción asistida y legibilidad lingüística.
    González E, Castilla JA, Magán R, Ortiz A, Ortiz-Galisteo JR, Aguilar J, Maldonado V, Fontes J, Martínez L, Mendoza N.
    Revista Iberoamericana de Fertilidad y Reproducción Humana. 21, 69-74, 2004.

  • "Isolation and characterization of two families of satellite DNA with repetitive units of 135 bp and 2.5 Kb in the ant Monomorium subopacum (Hymenoptera, Formicidae)".
    Lorite P, Aguilar J, Carrillo J, Palomeque T.
    Cytogen and Gen Res.;105:83-92, 2004.

    Castilla JA, González E, Magán R, Ortiz A, Ortiz-Galisteo JR, Aguilar J.
    Asociación Española de Biopatología Médica. Madrid, 2004.

  • “Control de calidad en el estudio espermático”.
    Castilla JA, Alvarez C, Magán R, González E, Ortiz A, Ortiz-Galisteo JR, Aguilar J, Vergara F, Ramírez JP, Yoldi A, Fernández A.

  • "Embryo Morphology. Results of a multicentric evaluation”.
    Ortiz A, Rodríguez D, Vergara F, Aguilar J.
    year 2004. CD format.

  • Resultados de un ensayo piloto para un “programa nacional de control de calidad externo del laboratorio de fiv”.
    Castilla JA, Ortiz A, Magán R, Ortiz-Galisteo JR, González E, Aguilar J, Vergara F, Ramírez JP, Yoldi A, Fernández A.
    Revista ASEBIR, 8 (2): 40-43, 2003.

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