Samuel Prien, Ph.D., HCLD (ABB)
Samuel Prien, Ph.D. is Director of Clinical and Research Laboratories and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). He holds a joint appointment as Professor of Animal and Food Sciences at Texas Tech University (TTU). He completed his undergraduate and graduate work at TTU, earning a Ph.D. in Animal Science with an emphasis in reproductive physiology in 1991.
Dr. Prien is a board-certified high-complexity clinical laboratory director and is certified in both clinical andrology and embryology. He works directly with the medical team to assist in the treatment of infertility patients as part of the assisted reproductive technology program. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Prien maintains a robust teaching schedule on each campus and is an active researcher.
Dr. Prien conducts diverse physiology-based research in both animals and humans. He has received numerous grants, has published over 90 journal articles and has made approximately 250 presentations at regional, national and international meetings. Dr. Prien serves as a peer reviewer for several professional organizations for both grants and publications. Additionally, he currently holds four U.S. Patents, twenty international patents and three copyrights, with others pending. All awarded patents and other IP have been licensed to industry.