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Dr. Stacy Zuelly

Assistant Professor, Department of animal Sciences

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She received her B.S. from Michigan State University in 2003, her M.S. from the University of Kentucky in 2005, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 2009. During her degrees she served as a meat judging coach and completed three terms on the AMSA Student Board of Directors. After completing her graduate degrees, Dr. Zuelly completed a term position at the University of Wisconsin, and then joined the faculty at South Dakota State University. In 2015, she accepted an extension and teaching appointment at Purdue University. Her extension and teaching focuses on meat science with particular interest in fresh and processed meat quality and “bridging the gap” between animal agriculture and food production.

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Dr. Yuan H. Brad Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of animal Sciences

Dr. Stacy Zuelly

Brad received his M.S. from Kansas State University in 2004, and PhD from Texas A&M University in 2008, specialized in myoglobin chemistry related to meat color. Brad continued on his muscle biochemistry career working as a postdoc research assistant at Iowa State University focusing on the calpain system and meat quality. Prior to Purdue, he worked at AgResearch, New Zealand for 3.5 years as a Senior Scientist. Dr. Kim’s current research program focuses on identifying key biochemical mechanisms governing meat quality and developing post-harvest strategies to improve meat quality
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Dr. Emily G. Taylor

Continuing Lecturer, Limited Term Lecturer, Undergraduate Support Specialist

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Dr. Emily Taylor began her studies at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she received her Bachelor's degree in Biology. She then continued at Purdue University, receiving her Master's and doctorate degrees while researching the nutritional effects on reproductive performance in beef animals. Specifically, her primary area of emphasis is how specific nutrients fed during gestation and lactation can influence the cow and heifer and bull offspring. Dr. Taylor is currently a Continuing Lecturer and Undergraduate Support Specialist at Purdue University and teaches three of the Animal Sciences core undergraduate classes (Applied Animal Nutrition, Reproductive Physiology and Introduction to Animal Agriculture). Also, Dr. Taylor works for the American Society of Animal Science, where she handles all communications for the Society. She is passionate about teaching, and this extends to extension outreach programs in the state. Dr. Taylor has been the invited speaker to many Indiana Breed Associations and extension field days. Recently, Dr. Taylor has been asked to the 2019 American Wagyu Associations Annual Conference as a keynote speaker. She will be discussing heifer development and reproductive technologies. 

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  Blaine grew up on a small diversified livestock and crop farm near Hershey, PA, where his family raised hogs, sheep, cattle, as well as grew hay and grain farmed.  He was involved in FFA and was a 10 year 4-H member.  His passion was raising and exhibiting livestock, as well as livestock judging.  On-farm butchering was a normal practice for all livestock species and chickens throughout the year.  

Blaine attended Black Hawk East College in Kewanee, IL, where he focused on production agriculture courses and was on the livestock judging team.  He then transferred to Penn State University and obtained his Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 2005.

  After college, Blaine worked on a livestock and grain farm in Elizabethtown, PA, where he was responsible for the management of the farm’s swine and broiler operation.  He then spent two years as an Agricultural Loan Officer before moving on to the Pennsylvania Department of            Agriculture where he was a Domestic Animal Health Inspector for three years.   

Blaine and his family moved to Indiana in 2010, and he took a position as a Cut Floor Supervisor with Indiana Packers Corporation for a year prior to going to work for the Board of Animal Health in the Meat and Poultry Inspection Division as an Enforcement Investigations and Analysis Officer.  Currently, Blaine is the Meat Laboratory Manager for Purdue University Animal Sciences.  In this position, he oversees the plant operations and supervises both full-time and student employees that work at the Boiler Maker Butcher Block.  

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