Dr. Simon’s interest lies in understanding human embryonic implantation, a critical, but relatively inefficient, process for the survival of this species.
He completed his clinical residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and his PhD in Reproductive Genetics in Valencia, and performed a postdoctoral fellowship in Reproductive Immunology in the laboratory of Prof. Mary Lake Polan at Stanford University.
In March 1994, Dr. Simon became an independent investigator as well as Associate Professor at the University of Valencia in Spain. During this time his laboratory of basic and clinical research has published 384 papers in international peer-review journals, with primary papers featured in New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Communications, Science, Development, and FASEB Journal, adding up to an accumulated impact factor of 1.667.545. These papers have been cited 12,754 times with an average of 34 citations/paper. His H-Index is 63. An independent bibliometrics analysis (Gonzalez-Alcaide G et al., Fertil Steril. 2008) classifies Carlos Simon as the 9th most productive author in Reproductive Biology in the world.
Dr. Simon was promoted to Full Professor at the University of Valencia in 2007 and is acknowledged as an internationally recognized leader in Reproductive Sciences.