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Stephen B. Smith

Smith, Stephen B.
Stephen B. Smith
Regents Professor, Meat Science
Room 338 Kleberg
Undergraduate Education
B.S. in Biology, California State College, Bakersfield
Graduate Education
Ph.D. in Metabolic Physiology, University of California, Davis
American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award in 1988
Animal Growth and Development Award in 1999
Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for International Involvement in 2003

Dr. Stephen Smith is a regents professor of meat science in the Department of Animal Science and a member of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Food Science and Technology and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition.

He received his bachelor’s degree in biology at California State College, Bakersfield, and his doctorate in metabolic physiology from the University of California, Davis. Before joining the department, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Research Chemist at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center at Clay Center, Nebraska.

Dr. Smith teaches meat science, nutrition and physiological nutrition courses. He also conducts research on the growth and development of adipose tissue, particularly in the bovine species. 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 was a keynote speaker at the 34th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology held in Brisbane, Australia, where he presented “Adipose Tissue Growth and Development in Livestock Species.”

Professional memberships include the American Society for Nutrition, the American Meat Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science.