Professor Mahesh Nair recently joined the Center for Meat Safety and Quality in the Department of Animal Sciences as an assistant professor. Nair received his Bachelors in Veterinary Science from Kerala Agricultural University, India. Further, he completed his MS and PhD in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at University of Kentucky. His research utilizes proteomic tools to elucidate the biochemical and molecular basis of fresh meat quality. His other research interest include postmortem meat biochemistry, role of mitochondria in meat quality, myoglobin and lipid oxidation. In his current role, he will be continuing his research in meat quality and will be developing new courses in the area of meat science. He is very excited to be a part of one of the nation’s best Meat Science program.