Prof. Pensabene is the project leader as well as the technical and scientific expert of IVFmicro. She holds a Ph.D. in Humanoid Technologies from the University of Genoa and the Italian Institute of Technology in Italy. She has published scientific advancements in the areas of micro- and nanotechnologies, organs-on-a-chip, and microfluidics. She began her research specialization in reproductive biology during her work at Vanderbilt University. She is highly experienced at interdisciplinary collaborations, including with leaders in robotics, microbiology, and surgical sciences. In addition, Prof. Pensabene was the founder and CEO of of the successful medical start-up WinMedical. She currently holds four international patents.