Early Career Achievement Award
Section Awarded: National
Surendranath Suman, Early Career Achievement Award
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science Foundation
Dr. Surendranath P. Suman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky. He received a B.S. in veterinary medicine from Kerala Agricultural University, India (1999), an M.S. from Indian Veterinary Research Institute (2001), and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut (2006). Dr. Suman's research program focuses on the fundamental and applied aspects of meat quality and is continuously supported by USDA AFRI competitive grants program. He is one of only a handful of people across the world utilizing proteomic tools to interpret and solve protein based concerns in meat quality. He has published 39 journal articles and 4 book chapters. Dr. Suman received the American Meat Science Association Achievement Award (2012), American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award-Research (2012), and International Meat Secretariat Prize for Meat Science and Technology (2009).