Miller among four named Faculty Fellows by Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research named four Faculty Fellows during its awards ceremony Jan. 9 at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Dr. Kirk Winemiller of College Station has been named Senior Faculty Fellow, while Dr. Amir Ibrahim and Dr. Rhonda Miller, also from College Station, and Dr. Qingwu Xue of Amarillo have been named Faculty Fellows.

The Faculty Fellow title becomes part of the individual’s title. AgriLife Research established the Faculty Fellows Program in 1998 to acknowledge and reward exceptional research faculty within the agency.

“These four outstanding researchers have exhibited great contributions to sustainability in agriculture, which are critical as our population increases rapidly both in the U.S. and worldwide,” said Dr. Craig Nessler, AgriLife Research director in College Station.


Miller, a professor in the department of animal science, specializes in pre- and post-harvest factors that impact beef and pork flavor, quality and composition. According to the nomination, she has developed a national and international reputation as a premier meat and sensory scientist for the beef and pork industries. In the last five years, she has developed

the beef lexicon and pork lexicon for aroma and flavor of intact meat, which establishes a method for measuring beef and pork flavor. As a result of this research, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association established the Beef Flavor Task Force, which Miller is a leading member. The task force establishes research priorities for the association and the work in beef flavor is the only research currently being funded for fresh meat eating quality research.



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