Amirhesam Eskafinoghani

Amirhesam Eskafinoghani

Postdoctoral researcher

Postdoctoral researcher at translational fertility preservation Lab in Prof. Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg team

About me

I have graduated as Doctor of veterinary medicine from Urmia University in 2006. After my graduation I started to work as a bovine (Holstein, the brown Swiss and Jersey) frozen semen laboratory manager in the north-east animal breeding center of Iran (Mashhad, Abbas Abad 2007 to 2011), where I introduced to the progeny test, frozen semen marketing and A.I. network. I have gained practical experiences with semen collecting, semen analysis, packaging and straw labeling techniques.

I have participated in research projects including methodological aspects of semen freezing methods (post-temperature and pre-temperature packaging), comparison of semen extenders (egg yolk, soybean lecithin, and Bioxcell), the effect of additives (anti-oxidant, fish oil, PGF2α) on semen motility and viability)” and I was nominated and won the prize as a best researcher of the year at the agricultural ministry branch of Khorasan-razavi province, 2010). In 2011, I started my job at ABC as supervisor of the frozen semen stations all over Iran, as well as responsible for the analyses of quality of imported frozen semen. According to the plan of my career, I introduced advanced techniques such as CASA, sexing technology, genomic evaluation. Additionally, I participated in a first-time project in Iran as a lab manager to produce Romanov sheep frozen semen (ABC, Karaj, 2013); furthermore, I participated as a team member (inseminator) in first Laparoscopic insemination project of Iran. I also worked as a team leader for the first production of Saanen and alpine goats’ frozen semen in Iran (ABC, Karaj, 2014).

In 2016, I decided to continue my study in Reproduction Biotechnology for improving my skills and knowledge in this field, So I applied for this course and accepted in Tabriz university. I have dedicated my PhD thesis project to methods to enhancing the spermatogenesis process in two- and three-dimensional in vitro culturing methods by using NMDA receptor agonist and antagonists in animal models, and the results have been recently reported. Through these years I become more and more interested in this field and every day my thirst for this knowledge becomes more and more. In 2020 I nominated and won the scholarship from Ministry of Research, Science and Technology of Iran (MSRT), which allowed me to come to Karolinska Institute as guest researcher in translational fertility preservation in Prof. Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg team since 1st of July 2021. I have defended my thesis in April 2022 and started to work as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg team since 1st of August 2022.

Through my work experiences, I have developed a strong analytical and creative mind, and I have learned to appreciate interdisciplinary team working. I am a highly motivated and ambitious person who would like to gain more experiences with a perspective to continue my career in research field.

Research description

Differentiation of neonate mouse spermatogonia on two-dimensional and three-dimensional culture systems supplemented with d-Serine and Dizocilpine (MK-801)


Effect of NMDA receptor agonist and antagonist on spermatogonial stem cells proliferation in 2- and 3- dimensional culture system


Synergistic effect of royal jelly in combination with glycerol and dimethyl sulfoxide on cryoprotection of Romanov ram sperm


PhD in Assisted Reproduction Biotechnology, University of Tabriz (from 2016)

Doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), Urmia university of Iran (2006)