My lab consists of the DNA Technologies Core Laboratory and the Texas A&M African Wildlife Conservation Genomics program. The lab uses biotechnology for the conservation and restoration of biodiversity of various species. Over the past two decades, the lab has focused primarily on North American wildlife and domestic livestock, featuring the American Bison. Merging my passion for African wildlife with my profession, I have set a goal to bring conservation genetic technologies to African species spanning sub-Saharan Africa. I have been to Africa more than 20 times including taking Texas A&M students on an African Wildlife Conservation and Health Study Abroad Course each year for the past 4 years.