Smith named Regents Professor by Texas A&M System

Smith-StephenCOLLEGE STATION — Dr. Stephen B. Smith was honored earlier this year with the Regents Professor Award presented by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

A member of meat science faculty in the Department of Animal Science, Smith also serves as a member of the Faculty of Food Science and Technology and the Faculty of Nutrition.

During his 30 years at Texas A&M, Smith has built a nationally and internationally recognized research program in the growth, development and composition of bovine adipose tissue. He has investigated the limitation of cattle to marble and has used his background in molecular biology to investigate lipid metabolism in the bovine muscle. He has organized, hosted and chaired two U.S. – Korea Joint International Symposia.

Smith teaches meat science, nutrition and physiological chemistry courses and works to engage students in discussion and evaluation of scientific literature. Smith has served as mentor to numerous meat science graduate students and as a committee member for graduate students in animal science, poultry science, food science, nutrition, health and kinesiology, and veterinary medicine.

The Board of Regents established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the citizens of Texas.


 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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