Calkins Receives the ASAS Fellow Award for Research from the American Society of Animal Science Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Dr. Chris R. Calkins is the recipient of the American Society of Animal Science ASAS Fellow Award for Research, presented during the 2022 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show.
Calkins, a Professor Emeritus at the University of Nebraska, has several hundred peer-reviewed publications, holds 6 patents, and has received millions in research support. He co-led the beef muscle profiling project, which developed the flat iron steak and other new meat cuts, with an estimated annual impact of $1.5 billion. For 40 years Dr. Calkins taught undergraduate students and he has been the major professor to 58 graduate students. He has earned the ASAS Meat Research and the Industry Service Awards, the Distinguished Meat Research and Fellow Awards from the American Meat Science Association (and served as AMSA President), and has been named Educator of the Year by the North American Meat Processors. In 2019 he was inducted into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. He is a NACTA Teacher Fellow. Dr. Calkins is a world-renown speaker and has given dozens of invited presentations around the world.
The ASAS Fellow Award for Research recognizes a member of ASAS who has rendered very distinguished service to the animal industry and/or to the American Society of Animal Science and had continuous membership in the Society for a minimum of twenty-five years. This award is sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science.