My background is in animal science and conservation biology. I currently research assisted reproductive technologies (ART) primarily in large animals. Most recently I have been the scientific leader for a project in which ART has been used to generate healthy Yellowstone bison from ones that had brucellosis. We have even established a new conservation herd called the Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd with local and federal government partners.
I am also co-director of a master’s program in ART. It’s a one-year, non-thesis program that involves intensive, hands-on training in in vitro embryo production and associated techniques. Our graduates go down a variety of career paths, including into human infertility as embryologists. Others may go into cattle reproduction or go to veterinary or medical school.