Joseph receives AMSA Distinguished Achievement Award

July 5, 2018

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) has announced that Poulson Joseph is the recipient of one of three Distinguished Achievement Awards. The award was given at a special awards banquet at the AMSA 71st Reciprocal Meat Conference on June 26. The Achievement Award was established in 1992 and is designed to recognize and foster the development of young AMSA members who have demonstrated significant scientific skills in muscle foods research and technology that contribute to the animal products industry and the AMSA.

Joseph received his BS in 2004 and MS in 2006 from Kerala Agricultural University, India, and completed his PhD at the University of Kentucky in 2011. Following graduation, he was hired as a post‐doctoral research associate at Mississippi State University. He began his professional career as lead scientist at Kalsec and is currently the principal scientist and leader of the company’s Center of Excellence in Meat and Poultry. Joseph has authored and co‐authored more than 80 publications including 35 peer‐reviewed journal articles and three book chapters.

Joseph is a professional member of AMSA, the American Society of Animal Science, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and Phi Tau Sigma. Currently, Joseph serves as the chair of the IFT Muscle Foods Division as well as chair of the Phi Tau Sigma awards committee. Joseph has been a recipient of the IFT Muscle Foods Division’s Member‐of‐the Year Award and Outstanding Volunteer Award. Recently, he was awarded the 2018 IFT Emerging Leader Network Award.

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