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Brad R. Lindsey, PhD Personal Biography (see Brad's CV here)
A native of Throckmorton, Texas, Brad attended Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics (1982) and a Masters of Agriculture in Animal Science (1984) with a specialty in Equine Reproduction.
Afterward, helped start the former Granada Corporation's Equine Services Division & Reproductive Laboratory in 1984. That operation still exists as Granada Farms. After 5 years performing ultrasound, AI, ET, and semen collection in horses, Brad transferred to Granada’s Genetics Division, where he changed his focus to bovine reproduction. His duties there included collection and transfer, freezing and thawing, and splitting and biopsy of bovine embryos, and early pregnancy detection and fetal sexing with ultrasound. While serving as the production lab supervisor, he trained numerous technicians and DVM’s in clinical embryology. In 1991, Brad helped integrate IVF technology into the Genetics Division and was involved in designing one of the first trans-vaginal ultrasound probes with Aloka Ultrasound for bovine oocyte recovery. This allowed Granada to become the first company in the USA to commercialize the in vitro production of bovine embryos.
In 1992, after Granada went out of business, Brad was hired by Trans Ova Genetics in Sioux Center, Iowa, to start and direct their commercial IVF services division. He also helped TOG implement other commercial services integrating techniques such as ultrasound fetal sexing, embryo splitting, embryo biopsy for gender determination, and dominant ovarian follicle removal prior to ET.
In 1994, Lindsey decided to pursue his PhD under the direction of Dr. Jim Kinder at the Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research focus was endocrine regulation of dominant, persistent, and superovulatory ovarian follicles, and regulation of FSH release in beef cattle. In 1997, Brad went to Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia where he performed collaborative research projects under the direction of Dr. Michael D'Occhio at the Tropical Beef Centre. His research focus there involved the use of the GnRH agonist, deslorelin, to evaluate LH requirements of bovine oocytes in gonadotropin stimulated cattle.
Dr. Lindsey completed his PhD in 1998 and was hired as General Manager for Stroud Veterinary Embryo Services in Weatherford, TX, under the direction of Dr. Brad Stroud, a pioneer in bovine ET and IVF.
In early 2000, Lindsey accepted a position as Senior Scientist and Technical Director for AB Technology, Inc. in Pullman, WA, where he was relied upon for technical service & support, consulting, and R&D. AB Technology (now a part of Bioniche Animal Health) is a leader in the development and distribution of products used in the ET industry. While there, Brad was an Adjunct Professor in the Animal Science Department at Washington State University in Pullman and a member of the WSU/UI Center of Reproductive Biology, as an advisor to graduate students and providing support for reproductive research.
In July 2002, Brad was hired by Minitube of America, Verona, Wisconsin, in a newly created position as their Director of Embryo Technology, where he led R&D efforts in bovine, equine, and porcine embryo transfer, IVF, and other advanced reproductive technologies. He also provided technical support and input on the design and construction of their new International Center for Biotechnology in Mt. Horeb and as a consultant to private companies like Vitae, conducting research projects on their microfluidic technology for in vitro embryo production and manipulation. During this time, he was also an Adjunct Professor in the Animal Science Department at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
In October 2004, Brad was contracted to work for Genetic Resources International, as Director of Female Reproductive Services. His primary focus there was to integrate the use of fresh and frozen sex-sorted sperm from their sister company, Sexing Technologies, into ET and IVF services.
In August 2005, Brad started Rex Consulting in an effort to continue providing technical support for animal producers, biotechnology companies, and ET firms (such as OvaGenix, LP) in conducting commercial services and research projects using advanced bovine reproductive biotechnologies. He also provides custom ET and ultrasound services and specialized training courses to clients and other ET practitioners and businesses.