Christopher J. De Jonge, PhD, HCLD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Urology

Christopher J. De Jonge

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-672-4076

Fax 612-672-4073

Office Address:
Diagnostic Andrology Laboratory
606 24th Ave S, Suite 525
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Diagnostic Andrology Laboratory
606 24th Ave. S. Suite 525
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Adjunct Professor, Department of Urology

Andrology Program Director

PhD, Rush University

Post Doctorate, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center (Section Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility)


Dr. De Jonge, Director Andrology Program UMMC

He is a board-certified High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director with the American Board of Bioanalysis and a board-certified Embryologist with the American College of Embryology.

He has served on many national and international bodies that are responsible for establishing laboratory standards including the World Health Organization.

Dr. De Jonge received his Ph.D. from the Department of Physiology at Rush University in Chicago and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology/ Infertility from that same institution.

Awards & Recognition

Co-investigator/author of research publication cited by TIME magazine as 2010 Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs, 2010

British Medical Association Medical Book Competition. “Highly Commended” Obstetrics & Gynaecology for “The Sperm Cell: Production, Maturation, Fertilization, Regeneration.”, 2007

American Society of Andrology, "Young Andrologist Award", 1995

Outstanding Achievement, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1994

The Graduate College Award, 1989


Research Summary/Interests

Research Projects

  • Stage-Specific Genomic Characterization of Human Preimplantion Embryos
  • Human oocyte and ovarian tissue cryopreservation
  • Male Reproductive Health Initiative


For a list of publications, see PubMed.

Wong CC, Loewke KE, Behr B, Bossert NL, Raja R, De Jonge CJ, Baer TM, Reijo Pera R (2010). Correlated time-lapse imaging and single-cell gene expression in human embryogenesis. Nat. Biotechnol. 28, 1115–1121.

De Jonge CJ (2005). Biological basis for human capacitation. Human Reprod Update 11:205.

Doherty CM, Tarchala SM, Radwanska E, De Jonge CJ (1995). Characterization of two second messenger pathways and their interactions in eliciting the human sperm acrosome reaction. J Androl 16:36.



  • Reproductive Medicine

Board Certifications

Embryologist, American College of Embryology; 

High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director, American Board of Bioanalysis