Dr. Michael Kjelland, assistant professor of biology at Mayville State University, gave two presentations at the First International Reproduction Symposium - Update on the Use of Bovine Assisted Reproductive Techniques held April 1 and 2 in Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Presenters from several institutions and countries, including University of Saskatchewan, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Universidad Autonoma de Neuvo Leon, Union Ganadera Regional de Tampaulipas, Universidad Federal de Lavras Brasil, ABS, Mexico, Universidad Regiomontana, and Universidad Veracruzana, participated.

“Although it had to be a quick trip, I enjoyed the opportunity to give a couple of presentations and interact with the folks at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon,” said Dr. Kjelland. “I look forward to taking part in more opportunities with Dr. M.C. Nelson Manzanares Miranda, director of the Center for Biological and Agricultural Research and Production faculty at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, and others at UANL. Aside from meeting many wonderful students, ranchers, faculty, and staff, I was also able to meet a special bull, more specifically the 2017 Simbrah – Champion of the World.”

Dr. Kjelland’s first presentation was titled “Techniques for Improving the Quality of Frozen Semen.” The second was “Embryo Assisted Reproduction Techniques (intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), embryo bipartition and cloning).”

Kjelland joined the faculty at Mayville State University in August 2018. Prior to being at Mayville State, he worked for the U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center and Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. His research interests include biology, ecology, natural resources management, animal science, and reproductive science, among others.