Kerth serves as expert panelist on National Public Radio science program

SAN ANTONIO — Dr. Chris Kerth, associate professor of meat science and muscle biology in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University, served as a guest panelist on Science Friday, a national radio talk show broadcast live on National Public Radio July 8, 2011 from San Antonio.

Kerth, along with two other expert panelists, were invited to the show to discuss “Using Science to Raise the Perfect Porterhouse” with host of the show Ira Flatow. The 40-minute discussion included talk on producing perfect steaks, from how genes affect tenderness and marbling to how grass and grain affect the type of fat in a cut of beef.

Science Friday is a weekly science talk show broadcast live over public radio stations nationwide as part of NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” programming. Each week, the host and his expert panelists focus on current scientific topics and present an educated, balanced discussion on the topic.

To listen to the July 8 show, please go to


For more information regarding news from the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, please contact Courtney Coufal at or (979) 845-1542.

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