Brad received his BS in Ag Economics in 1982 and a MAgr in Animal Science in 1984, both from Texas A&M University. He then worked 8 years for Granada Corporation in the Equine Services & Genetics Divisions, where his duties included collection, transfer, freezing, thawing, splitting & biopsy of embryos, early pregnancy detection & fetal sexing with ultrasound. In 1991, Brad helped Aloka design a trans-vaginal ultrasound probe for bovine oocyte recovery, allowing Granada to become the first company in the USA to commercialize in vitro production of bovine embryos. In 1992, Brad began commercial IVF services for Trans Ova Genetics.
In 1998, Lindsey completed a PhD in Animal Science, studying Reproductive Endocrinology under Dr. Jim Kinder at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He subsequently held positions with Stroud Veterinary Embryo Services, AB Technology, Inc. (now Bioniche), Minitube of America, Genetic Resources Int’l and OvaGenix, LP, where he conducted ET services, product development, research, consulting, and training. In 2005, Brad started his own consulting business, Rex Consulting, which incorporated in 2008 as Ovitra Biotechnology.
American Embryo Transfer Association Certified International Embryo Transfer Society Freeze Code: E1687
Jane H. Pryor, MS Consultant, Embryology
Jane received a BS in Animal Science with an Associate’s degree as an animal technician registered (ATR) from Sul Ross State University (SRSU) in Alpine, Texas. She spent the next year working as an animal technician at the Alpine Veterinary Clinic before going on to finish her MS degree at SRSU in 1984. Pryor was immediately employed by Granada Genetics where her duties included bovine embryo freezing, splitting, sexing, IVF and cloning. Jane was instrumental in Granada’s efforts to commercialize the cloning of cattle and became the first technician in the USA to do so. As a result, she wrote the first training manual in bovine embryo nuclear transfer and trained all personnel involved.
From 1996-1999, Pryor was lab director for Ultimate Genetics, who in 1998 partnered with Cyagra and Advanced Cell Technology to produce the first transgenic cloned calves. In 1999, she was employed as a research associate at Texas A&M University where she played a key role in cloning the first cat and Boer goat. In 2001, Jane became self-employed, working as a private consultant for several ET companies (TransOva Genetics, OvaGenix, Brazos Valley Genetics, Ovitra Biotechnology), as well as other private institutions and Universities.
Hernando Riano MV, MS Consultant, Int'l Markets
Hernando graduated from La Salle University in Colombia in 1994 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He then worked 6 years for the Colombian Brahman Association in genetic improvement and selection of the breed. Simultaneously he ran a private practice in bovine reproduction, sanitary programs, and Brahman cattle consulting.
In 2005, Hernando completed a Master of Science degree in Physiology of Reproduction from Texas A & M University. He then worked for Ovagenix, LP as an embryologist and technician of bovine reproductive services through 2008. In 2009, Hernando began working as an independent consultant for Ovitra Biotechnology, Inc., Santa Elena Ranch, World Wide Livestock Express, Inc., Los Pinos Ranch and other commercial beef cattle operations.
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