Early Career Achievement Award
Univeristy: Oklahoma State University
Section Awarded: National
Ranjith Ramananthan, Early Career Achievement Award
Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan is an Associate Professor of Meat Science holding Leo and Kathy Noltensmeyer Endowed Professorship in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Ramanathan received his Ph.D. and MS degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut in 2012. He earned his Bachelor of Veterinary and Animal Science in 2004 from Kerala Agricultural University, India. Since 2012, he has been a faculty in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Ramanathan’s research focuses on fundamental and applied factors influencing fresh meat quality, specifically postmortem biochemistry and meat color. In addition, he teaches five different undergraduate and graduate-level food science courses. Dr. Ramanathan has secured a total of $5.4 million in research grants. In addition, he has published 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and 145-refereed abstracts. Dr. Ramanathan has served on 69 graduate student committees as a chair or committee member. He has been recognized by the USDA-Association of Public Land Grant University Young Educator Award, American Meat Science Association Achievement Award, American Chemical Society Young Scientist Award, Southern Section ASAS Early Career Awards, and NACTA for his teaching and research excellence.