Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Univeristy: Purdue University
Section Awarded: Midwest
Dr. Yuan H. “Brad” Kim, Outstanding Young Researcher Award
Dr. Brad Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University. He received his M.S. from Kansas State University, and PhD from Texas A&M University specialized in fundamental myoglobin chemistry and meat processing. After his postdoc training at Iowa State University, he worked at AgResearch, New Zealand as a Senior Research Scientist.
Dr. Kim leads the Meat Science and Muscle Biology research program at Purdue University, focusing on identifying key biochemical mechanisms governing meat quality and developing systematic post-harvest strategies to improve meat quality attributes. Dr. Kim has published numerous articles including 48 peer-reviewed articles, 4 book chapters, 2 patents, 18 proceedings and 50 abstracts. Dr. Kim has been successful acquiring research grants over $1.5 million as a PI, including his recent USDA-NIFA AFRI award. Dr. Kim has been appointed to an Honorary Scientist and Advisor of the National Institute of Animal Science, Korea.