ISU Professor Recognized by the American Meat Science Association

September 9th, 2005

Joseph Sebranek, university professor of animal science and food science and human nutrition in Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture, was named the recipient of the American Meat Science Association’s (AMSA) Distinguished Research Award.

The AMSA Distinguished Research Award was established to recognize members who make outstanding research contributions to the meat industry.

Sebranek’s research has focused on problems relevant to the processing meats industry including studies on meat curing, cryogenic freezing, packaging systems, protein gelation, equipment design, irradiation applications and food safety. In 1989, he received two patents for a meat grinder/bone chip removal system that is still used in the commercial meat industry.

Sebranek joined the Iowa State faculty in 1975. He received his bachelor's degree in animal science in 1970 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and master's and doctorate degrees in meat and animal science in 1971 and 1974 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Joseph Sebranek, Animal Science and Food Science and Human Nutrition, 515-294-1091,
Alicia Clancy, Agriculture Communications, (515) 294-5616,