null Armand Zini, MD

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC

Child Health and Human Development Program

Centre for Translational Biology

Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Department of Surgery, Division of Adult Urology, MUHC



reproduction • sperm function • male infertility • microsurgery • sperm DNA

Research Focus

My research focuses on the evaluation of sperm function, specifically sperm DNA damage, and its relationship to male infertility.

Selected Publications

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  • Zini A, Albert O, Robaire B. Assessing sperm chromatin and DNA damage: clinical importance and development of standards. Andrology. 2014 May;2(3):322-5. doi: 10.1111/j.2047-2927.2014.00193.x. Epub 2014 Feb 11. Review. PMID: 24520005.

  • Nosrati R, Vollmer M, Eamer L, San Gabriel MC, Zeidan K, Zini A, Sinton D. Rapid selection of sperm with high DNA integrity. Lab Chip. 2014 Mar 21;14(6):1142-50. doi: 10.1039/c3lc51254a. PMID: 24464038.

  • Zini A, Dohle G. Are varicoceles associated with increased deoxyribonucleic acid fragmentation? Fertil Steril. 2011 Dec;96(6):1283-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.10.016. Epub 2011 Oct 28. Review. PMID: 22035729.

  • Baazeem A, Belzile E, Ciampi A, Dohle G, Jarvi K, Salonia A, Weidner W, Zini A. Varicocele and male factor infertility treatment: a new meta-analysis and review of the role of varicocele repair. Eur Urol. 2011 Oct;60(4):796-808. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2011.06.018. Epub 2011 Jul 5. Review. PMID: 21733620.

  • Zini A, Boman JM, Belzile E, Ciampi A. Sperm DNA damage is associated with an increased risk of pregnancy loss after IVF and ICSI: systematic review and meta-analysis. Hum Reprod. 2008 Dec;23(12):2663-8. doi: 10.1093/humrep/den321. Epub 2008 Aug 29. Review. PMID: 18757447.