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Alexander Stelzleni

Stelzleni, Alexander
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Contact Information:
Office: 706-583-0398
Home University:

University of Georgia
Rhodes Center for Animal and Dairy Science, Room 214
425 River Road
Athens, GA 30602

University Profile

Program involvement
Animal Science Graduate Certificate - Instructor


Alexander Stelzleni is an associate professor in animal and dairy science at the University of Georgia. Courses he has taught for UGA include Meat We Eat, Introduction to Meat Science, and Advanced Meat Science.

His areas of research interest focus on pre- and post-harvest methodologies that impact factors considered traits of value to the red meat industry and red meat animal producers. These are his current programs of interest:

  • pre-harvest production and management factors that affect lean meat yield, quality, and profitability for beef and pork
  • identifying methods to increase the value of red meat products through muscle profiling
  • cellular mechanisms responsible for meat tenderness and quality
  • investigation of pre- and post-harvest food safety strategies.




Ph.D. in Animal Science with emphasis in Meat Science, University of Florida, 2006
M.S. in Animal Science with emphasis in Breeding and Genetics, University of Arkansas, 2001
B.S. in Animal Science, Missouri State University, 1999