Leadership by three Mississippi State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members in a recent premier international meat science conference has contributed to the university’s robust reputation in this academic field.
Thu Dinh and Derris Devost-Burnett, both associate professors in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, and Wes Schilling, a professor in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion, participated in the Reciprocal Meats Conference presented by the American Meat Science Association this month in Reno, Nevada. RMC is the flagship meat science conference internationally.
“Given that people from all over the world come to this conference as an authority on meat science, to have three faculty from MSU demonstrates we’re making a national impact and garnering attention from colleagues all over the U.S. and world,” said Devost-Burnett. “It shows that our programs at Mississippi State are piquing the interest of academia internationally.”
Dinh, a scientist in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experience Station, received the American Meat Science Association Achievement Award, which recognizes young AMSA members who have made a significant contribution to the organization and the animal products industry.