Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan received the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Education Award at the 2017 Southern Section Meeting, held Feb. 4-7, in Franklin, Tenn.
Ramanathan is an Assistant Professor of Meat Science in the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. He earned his Bachelor of Veterinary and Animal Science in 2004 from Kerala Agricultural University, India, followed by an M.S. from the University of Connecticut. Ram received his Ph.D. degree in Animal Science (with Meat Science concentration) from the University of Connecticut in 2012.
Ram’s primary responsibilities include teaching food science classes, conducting research in beef quality, and undergraduate student advising. Ram teaches 6 different courses ranging from freshman level to graduate level. Ram’s research focuses on both fundamental and applied factors that influence fresh meat quality, and specifically on postmortem biochemistry and meat color.
Ram is an active member of the ASAS, American Meat Science Association, and the Institute of Food Technologists. Ram is married to Anjana and lives with his family in Stillwater. They have three children.
Congratulations, Dr. Ramanathan!
ASAS Scientific Communications Associate