Dr. Stephen Smith is a professor of meat science in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University and has conducted research on the health benefits of Akaushi beef. Dr. Smith’s research articles.

Dr. Smith teaches meat science, nutrition and physiological nutrition courses. He also conducts research on the growth and development of adipose tissue, particularly in the bovine species. He has investigated the limitation of cattle to marble and has used his background in molecular biology to investigate lipid metabolism in the bovine muscle.

Dr. Smith has received national and international recognition, including receiving the American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award in 1988 and the Animal Growth and Development Award in 1999.

Dr. Smith is member of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Food Science and Technology and the Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition.Professional memberships include the American Society for Nutrition, the American Meat Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science.