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.

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Academic Articles230
  • Smith, S. B., & Smith, D. R. (2016). Fats: Production and Uses of Animal Fats. Encyclopedia of Food and Health. (pp. 604-608). Elsevier.
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  • Smith, S. B. (2013). Functional Development of Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase Gene Expression in Livestock Species. Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase Genes in Lipid Metabolism. (pp. 141-159). Springer New York.
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  • Wu, G., Bazer, F. W., Burghardt, R. C., Johnson, G. A., Kim, S. W., Knabe, D. A., ... Spencer, T. E. (2010). Functional amino acids in swine nutrition and production. Dynamics in Animal Nutrition. (pp. 69-98).
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  • Mersmann, H. J., & Smith, S. B. (2005). Chapter 11 Development of white adipose tissue lipid metabolism. Biology of Growing Animals. Biology of Growing Animals. (pp. 275-302). Elsevier.
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  • Smith, S. B., & Carstens, G. E. (2005). Chapter 12 Ontogeny and metabolism of brown adipose tissue in livestock species. Biology of Growing Animals. Biology of Metabolism in Growing Animals. (pp. 303-322). Elsevier.
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Conference Papers56
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Texas A&M University; Animal Science; 2471 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2471