Bryan Kindiger received his B.S. degree in biology at St. Mary's University, Winona, Minn, USA, in 1980 and his M.S. degree in agronomy and Ph.D. degree in plant genetics at the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1984 and 1986, respectively. He worked in the public sector for Sogetal Inc., Hayward, Calif, and Wilson Hybrid Seeds, Harlan, Iowa, from 1986 to 1992. From 1992 to 1998, he was employed with the USDA-ARS, Southern Plains Range Research Station, Woodward, Okla, working on the genetics and development of perennial, warm-season grass forages. Since 1998, he has been employed as a Research Plant Geneticist with the USDA-ARS, Grazinglands Research Laboratory, El Reno, Okla, working on developing genetic tools and cool-season, perennial grass forages for the Southern Plains Region of the USA. He is a Member of the following societies: American Society of Agronomy, Japanese Society of Grassland Science, Canadian Society of Genetics and American Society of Plant Biologists. He has been the recipient of the USDA Southern Plains Early Career Scientist Award (1995); Siemens-Westinghouse Foundation Scientist Mentor Program (2003). His interests are focused on sustainable agricultural grass forage products and livestock production systems for the dryland grasslands of the Southern Plains Region of the USA.
Biography Updated on 5 March 2012