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Ramanathan receives early career achievement award

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Dr. Ramanathan lectures in a food science class


Ranjith Ramanathan, pictured here in a food science class, received the Early Career Achievement Award from the American Society of Animal Science. (Photo by Todd Johnson, Agricultural Communications Services)


Ranjith Ramanathan, professor of meat science in the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal and Food Sciences, is a recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award from the American Society of Animal Science.

Ramanathan received the award at the 2022 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show held in June at the Oklahoma City Convention Center.


“I am honored to receive this award from one of the largest organizations in animal science,” Ramanathan said.


The ASAS Early Career Achievement Award recognizes young scholars that exemplify the work of the ASAS mission, which is to foster the discovery, sharing and application of scientific knowledge concerning the responsible use of animals to enhance human life and wellbeing.


“Without the help of my students, colleagues, mentors and strong support from department and college administrators, nothing would have been possible,” Ramanathan said.


Ramanathan has been a faculty member in the OSU Department of Animal and Food Sciences since 2012 and holds the Leo and Kathy Noltensmeyer Endowed Professorship. Ramanathan’s research focuses on factors influencing fresh meat quality, specifically postmortem biochemistry and meat color. He currently teaches five undergraduate and graduate-level food science courses.


Ramanathan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary and animal science in 2004 from Kerala Agricultural University. He also earned a master’s degree and doctorate in animal science from the University of Connecticut in 2012.

Story by: Elizabeth Perdue


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