Posted on July 18, 2015 by Courtney Coufal
ORLANDO, FLA. – Dr. Stephen Smith, regents professor in the Department of Animal Science, has been named a Fellow in the Research category of the American Society of Animal Science. He was honored during the society’s annual meeting held July 12-16 in Orlando, Fla.
Smith obtained a bachelor’s degree from California State College, Bakersfield, and a doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis.
Smith began his professional career at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in 1979 and joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1983. He has collaborated with scientists in the U.S., Japan, Australia, South Korea, and China to document the regulation of the deposition and composition of bovine adipose tissue.
Smith is a member of the American Meat Science Association, the American Society of Animal Science and the American Society for Nutrition. He served as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Animal Science and received the Young Animal Scientist Award, Animal Growth and Development Award, and Award in Meats Research from the American Society of Animal Science as well as the Regents Professor and Faculty Fellow Award from Texas A&M University.
Smith continues to profoundly impact the field of animal science, both in terms of research contributions and graduate education of students who are now considered leaders in animal agriculture.
Smith and his wife, Dana, have a daughter, Ellen, and two sons, Ethan and Evan.