Gerald (Jerry) Schatten is a cell and developmental biologist who studies the first and last moments in every organism’s life, i.e., fertilization at the beginning and in the adult gametogenesis, respectively. His team has pioneering advanced imaging of fertilization in vitro and during clinical ART (Assisted Reproductive Technologies) in humans and many other species, with special attention on the Centriole and Centrosome partially transmitted by the sperm to the create the zygote and sperm-triggered calcium waves during egg activation. Earning his AB and PhD degrees from renowned Professor Daniel Mazia at the University of California at Berkeley, the Rockefeller Foundation sponsored his postdoctoral studies at Berkeley and the German Cancer Research Center. Prof. Schatten has held appointments at the Florida State University, University of Wisconsin – Madison, the Oregon Health and Sciences University, with affiliations at the Wisconsin, and later Oregon National Primate Research Centers and now the Magee-Womens Research Institute. He is currently Professor of Obstetrics-Gynecology-Reproductive Sciences; Cell Biology and Bioengineering, Director of Ob-Gyn-RS’s Division of Development and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh’s Schools of Medicine and Engineering, and he directs the Pittsburgh Development Center and is a member of the McGowan Center for Regenerative Medicine and Pitt’s NIH-sponsored Cancer Center. As the President of UNESCO’s International Cell Research Organization (ICRO), he has launched successful self-sustaining NIH-sponsored training and mentoring courses at the MBL in Woods Hole (Reproduction; Stem Cells and Regeneration) as well as numerous under-represented venues within the USA and Globally. Domestically at. HBCUs [historically black colleges and university]: Morehouse School of Medicine, Xavier University of New Orleans, Howard University; HSIs [Hispanic Speaking Institutions]: Puerto Rico’ Ponce Health and Science University, San Diego State-UC San Diego, and in 2022 partnering in Duluth with JHU’s Center for American Indian Health at their Great Lakes Hub. Globally, he has organized influential programs in South Africa (300 papers on development, stem cells, regeneration, fertilization, cell biology, imaging, and clinical infertility, as well as strategies for rectifying past injustices in scientific careers, have appeared in premier journals, including Nature and Science.