Meats Research Award
Univeristy: University of Kentucky
Section Awarded: National
Surendranath P. Suman, Meats Research Award
Sponsored by: Elanco Animal Health
Dr. Surendranath P. Suman is Professor of Meat Science at the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky. His research program focuses on the fundamental and applied aspects of meat color and is continuously supported by the USDA AFRI competitive grants program. Suman is one of the pioneering researchers in the world to apply state-of-the-art proteomic tools to interpret and solve protein-based concerns in meat quality. He has published 71 peer-reviewed journal articles and has delivered invited lectures in the US, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia, South Africa, China, India, South Korea, Belgium, Germany, and Norway. Suman received the Thomas Poe Cooper Research Award of the University of Kentucky (2017), ASAS Early Career Achievement Award (2013), AMSA Achievement Award (2012), ASAS Southern Section Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award for Research (2012), and International Meat Secretariat Prize (2009).