- Professor of Meat Science, Department of Animal Science
- 338 Kleberg
- (979) 845-3939
Dr. Stephen Smith is a 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
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.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 has received national and international recognition, including receiving the American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award in 1988 and the Animal Growth and Development Award in 1999. 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.” In 2003, he received the Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for International Involvement.
Professional memberships include the American Society for Nutrition, the American Meat Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science.