Meats Research Award
Section Awarded: National
Carol L. Lorenzen, Meats Research Award
Sponsored by Elanco Animal Health
Carol L. Lorenzen grew up in Redmond, Washington and received a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Washington State University in 1987. She completed her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Animal Science at Texas A&M University in 1993 and 1997, respectively. In April of 1999 she joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia and was promoted to Professor in 2011. Much of her applied research has focused on the consumer acceptance of beef and more recently on laboratory method development and validation. She conducted more exploratory research on biosensors to detect calpastatin and predict beef tenderness. She is the author or co-author of 39 referred journal articles, 22 invited presentations, 56 abstracts, 37 technical papers, and 1 patent disclosure. Her research program has garnered over $2.5 million in federal, industrial and university funding. Carol is currently a member of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection.