February 16, 2015

Animal sciences faculty member receives regional award

Christy Bratcher (left) and Kristine Urschel (right) received the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award for Education and Research, respectively. Pictured with them is Dave Lalman, outgoing ASAS Southern Section President.

Christy Bratcher (left) and Kristine Urschel (right) received the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award for Education and Research, respectively. Pictured with them is Dave Lalman, outgoing ASAS Southern Section President.

Christy Bratcher, an associate professor in Auburn’s Department of Animal Sciences, received the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Education Award during the annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science Southern Section, held Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2015.

According to ASAS, “Because of her range of experience, she has been able to integrate her ‘real world’ knowledge from private industry with her work at a land grand institution through revitalization of the muscle foods curriculum and launching of a solid teaching and research program.”

Bratcher is recognized nationally for her work in meat science and food safety.

In addition to teaching four animal science courses, Bratcher is faculty adviser to the Auburn University Collegiate Cattlemen and Cattlewomen and department coordinator of the muscle foods degree option. She is also active in state and national commodity organizations and provides food quality and safety training for retailers, processors and chefs. Bratcher joined the Auburn faculty in 2008.

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