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Rodrigo Tarté, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Certificate Studies in Meat Science
My research focuses on the quality and safety of processed and value-added meat products. I specifically investigate new approaches to characterize and improve the functionality of existing and novel meat raw materials and nonmeat ingredients, as well as utilization of processing technologies, to facilitate and enable improvements in sensory, nutritional and microbiological product quality, food safety and processing efficiencies.
I teach "Foods of Animal Origin" (Animal Science 270) and "Processed Meats" (Animal Science 460/560).

Contact Info

215D Meats Laboratory
914 Stange Road


  • Ph.D. Food Science and Technology / Meat Science, Iowa State University, 1996
  • M.S. Food Technology, Iowa State University, 1990
  • B.S. Food Technology and Science, Iowa State University, 1987