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Dr. Jacob Savage, Ph.D, President/ CEO

President/CEO, Biotech Research Laboratories, Inc.

Dr. Savage, a native of Fayette, Alabama, entered Alabama A&M University at the

age of 15. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1969. Dr.

Savage received his M.S. (1972) and Ph.D. (1974) degrees

in Microbiology from

Rutgers University. He returned to his alma mater after his post-doctoral

appointment at Stanford Research Institute as an associate professor. During his

distinguished career, he has published and presented widely in the areas of

Microbial Biochemistry and Genetic and Biochemical Engineering. Dr. Savage has more than three

decades of chief executive, administrative, consultative, and grantsmanship experience in the United

States and throughout the world. He has served as consultant to Brazil and to the Dominican Republic.

He has two patents and served as a member of President Carter's Task Force for U.S. National Energy

Policy. He has also served on several corporate and non-profit boards of directors, including

International Production and Development, Inc., Biotech Research Laboratories, Inc., Middle

Tennessee Regional Purchasing Council, President Reagan's Advisory Board for Minority Business

Development and the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Board for International Trade Policy. He

has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. These include: NAFEO, Distinguished Alumni

Award, Who's Who Among Black Americans, Middle Tennessee Regional Purchasing Council

Distinguished Service Award, First Church Seventh-Day Adventist Outstanding Service Award, and

Southern Christian Leadership Conference Legacy of the Dreamer Awar

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Dr. Arthur Allen, Ph.D, Chief Scientist Advisor

Chief Scientist Advisor Biotech Research Laboratories, Inc,earn a

Doctor of Philosophy


University of Illinois-Urbana, Major: Plant

Physiology & Soil Chemistry, Master of Science

-1968, Oklahoma State


Major Soils, Bachelors of Science


1966, University of Arkansas at

Pine Bluff-


-Agriculture. Dr. Allen’s extensive career encompasses 46

years of dedicated service at 5 different Land-

Grant Universities in various

capacities. Listed below are 27 selected cherished accomplishments:

Achieved Fellow status -American Society of agronomy, 2010,

Developed in 1999, a collaborative research partnership with USDA-ARS

that has brought notoriety to University of Maryland Eastern Shores (UMES) as

a leader in water quality and nutrient management. As a result of this

partnership, UMES has the best infrastructure for water quality research among small colleges and

university Nation-Wide,

Developed the UMES Chesapeake Water Quality Center, 2013- Present Director

Developed the UMES Campus-Wide Geospatial Technologies Center, 2009-Present– Director,

Provided leadership for the development of the UAPB Fisheries Program which has developed into a

Center of Excellence, and now offers graduate levels program at the PhD level,

Provided leadership for the development of the Virginia State University Fisheries Program,

Published 38 refereed publications, and 4 book chapters, published more than 130 non-refereed

publications, abstracts, proceedings, poster and oral presentations, et

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Dr. Cebert received his PhD. in “Plant Breeding & Genetics at Purdue University, in 1998. While at Purdue his Research work in plant breeding involved hybridization of wheat and oats for disease resistance, cold tolerance, adaptability and yield. Further work on “Genetics Analysis of Hessian Fly Resistance Gene in Durum Wheat” yielded the discovery of a new gene (H26) for resistance to the Hessian fly. In 2001, he was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor, in the Department of Plant and Soil Science, Alabama A&M University, where he initiated a winter canola breeding program for adaptation in Northern Alabama and the Mid-south region with the use of classical breeding and molecular markers. The project involves creating new canola lines for specific uses in: phytoremediation, winter-forage, leafy-green-vegetable, chemopreventive evaluation and as a feedstock for biodiesel. Other activities include: screening and evaluating non-traditional crops as feedstock for biofuels and to create a bio- energy crop rotation system; working to establish an interdisciplinary „Alternative Energy Research Center‟ at Alabama A&M University; evaluating biodiesel production and its added-value co-products for small farms. In collaboration with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Dr. Cebert developed a mobile Biodiesel Classroom on Wheels to provide educational demonstration of small scale biodiesel production.

Dr. Ernest Cebert, Ph.D

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Dr. Prince Preyer, Ph.D

Prince Preyer, Jr., PhD receive a B.S., Alabama A&M University 1958 Agricultural Education, M. Ed.,

Tuskegee Institute 1970 Agricultural Education, Ph.D., Iowa State University 1977 Agricultural

Education. He served as Madison County Commissioner for District Six for 26 years. District Six has a

total population of 39,101. The Madison County Commission oversees a budget of some $40 million

and has some 920 employees. In addition to legislative responsibilities as a member of the Commission,

Commissioner Preyer exercise supervision over the Waste Control, Public Works, Maintenance and

Purchasing Departments, as well as the Central Garage and the Purchasing Warehouse. Dr. Preyer has

been active in leadership positions in various professional organizations in his productive career that

expanded over Sixth years of service. Dr. Preyer founded the Community Garden of Madison County in

2000 and is the inventor of no tillage, Bountiful Harvest Technology.

Dr. Preyer has received numerous awards and citation for his work

in Agribusiness such as Honorary

State Farmers Degree and the Alabama FFA Association. He received the Outstanding Service Award

presented by the National Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association, Inc. Gamma Sigma Delta (the

Honor Society of Agriculture), American Vocational Education Association. Preyer’s lifetime work can

be summarized in the proverb that says “Give A Man A Fish And He Can Live Another Day,

Teach A Man to Fish And He Can Live A Lifetime!

Male Portrait

Carol Cooper