Andrology is a specialty that deals with male health, particularly relating to the problems of the male reproductive system and urological problems that are unique to men.
Michael L. Norton, MS, Andrologist
Andrology and Endocrinology Lab Supervisor
Mike graduated with his BS in Biology from California State University Fullerton in 1991 and immediately began his Masters degree in Biology from the same university, graduating in 1995. For his thesis topic, Mike explored the molecular events during fertilization in the marine organism Ascidia ceratodes.
After receiving his Masters degree, Mike began to work on the MicroSort research project at Genetics and IVF Institute (GIVF). MicroSort is the only scientifically proven technique to separate X-bearing sperm from Y-bearing sperm as a gender selection method for X-linked disease prevention or family balancing. The MicroSort gender selection procedure is currently being used in several labs around the world.
In 2000, Mike became the Andrology Lab supervisor at GIVF and was mentored in clinical andrology by Dr. Richard Sherins, a previous president of the American Society of Andrology. In 2006, he moved to Columbia Fertility’s Andrology Lab and developed a custom database solution for the lab. In September 2007, Mike was recruited by the Reproductive Care Center to supervise the Andrology and Endocrinology Labs.
Matthew Leaptrot, BS
Matt has been a part of the RCC andrology team since 2013. Het earned a Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude in 2009 from Weber State University majoring in Zoology with a Chemistry minor. Prior, he was a lab assistant the Meyers Functional Morphology Lab at Weber State and lab technician at the Leibold Laboratory, Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of Utah. Matt has been a human anatomy and physiology lab instructor and has also taught as teaching assistant and supplemental instructor for human biology and human anatomy classes.
Nicole Nelson, BS
Nicole graduated with a BS in Physiology and Development Biology from Brigham Young University in May 2018. While at BYU, she was a research assistant and was part of a research lab team dedicated to developing and testing antiviral compounds. Nicole has been a valued addition to our Andrology lab and always does such a great job interacting with our patients and making them feel comfortable.
Macey Ulibarri, BS
Macey graduated with a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Utah Valley University in 2017. She has experience as a Laboratory Analyst for Nelson Laboratories and is now a part of our Clearfield andrology team.