The fascinating experience of seeing embryos grow is one of the most compelling aspects of David Ball’s position as Director of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory at SRM. Each time he sees a fertilized egg, he sees the unlimited potential and unique characteristics. Seeing the results of his work—healthy babies and happy families—is one of his greatest rewards.Originally from Columbus, Ohio, David obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science from the University of Georgia. He earned his PhD while at the University of Missouri and was a postdoctoral Fellow in Endocrinology Reproductive Physiology at the University of Wisconsin. He is certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD) by the American Board of Bioanalysis.David is an active member of several committees and organizations including The American Society for Reproductive Medicine. He was a past SART (Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies) President. David is also a prolific author and sought-after speaker in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology.When David is not in the lab or working with patients at the Seattle location, he and his wife enjoy volunteering with rescue animal organizations. He also likes to spend time with his two kids and is a motorcycle enthusiast.