Chang Honored for Mississippi Land Bank-sponsored Excellence in Research Award

Dr. Sam Chang, professor in the Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion and stationed at the Coastal Research and Extension Center, received the Mississippi Land Bank-sponsored MAFES Excellence in Research Faculty Award.

Since 2017, Chang has been awarded three national competitive research grants from USDA-NIFA-AFRI totaling approximately $1 million and has published 42 refereed journal articles. Chang is director of the Mississippi Center for Food Safety and Post-Harvest Technology and the MAFES Experimental Seafood Processing Laboratory. He also serves as scientific editor for the Journal of Food Science.

Mississippi Land Bank proudly supports scholars who are actively researching ways to help make a better Mississippi for consumers and producers. We recognize that innovative research and technology in agricultural and natural resources is vital and congratulate Dr. Chang on his outstanding research.

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