Morgan Denzer


Currently, Morgan Denzer is a master’s student at Oklahoma State University. She is originally from Pulaski, WI, and she previously graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Food Science. She was President of the Food Science Club, a teaching assistant for Introduction to Food Science, and a member of the Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team while there.

During her time at Oklahoma State University, she has served as the Student Representative for the Muscle Foods Division of the Institute of Food Technologists and the coach of the Meat Science Quiz Bowl Team. Her research focused in the effects of acidification and nitrite-embedded packaging on the characteristics of dark-cutting beef. She also mentored several undergraduate students in their research projects with two of those students being selected as Wentz Research Scholars. Additionally, she served as the teaching assistant for three classes, helping with grading and conducting laboratories. Morgan was recently recognized for her achievement in the department with being selected as the Outstanding M.S. Student of the Animal and Food Science Department. She plans to continue her education by pursuing her Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University with Dr. Ranjith Ramanathan in fall 2020.

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