Thu Dinh

Thu Dinh

Assistant Professor
Meat Science

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 9815
Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • M.S., Texas Tech University
  • B.E., HCMC University of Technology, Vietnam

Society Memberships:
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • American Meat Science Association

Courses Taught:
  • ADS 3314 Intro to Meat Science
  • ADS 8423 Meat Science

  • Meat quality: the oxidation, packaging, and preservation of meat; meat tenderness, flavor, flavor precursors, and composition
  • Analytical methodology for meat and food research: LC, LC/MS, GC, GC/MS, AA, NIR; method development and validation

Graduate Students
Caitlyn Haines
Dishnu Sajeev
Ugur, M. R., T. Dinh, M. Hitit, A. Kaya, E. Topper, B. Didion, E. Memili. 2020. Amino acids of seminal plasma associated with freezability of bull sperm. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 7(347).   Download
Ferjak, E., N., C. A. Cavinder, A. Theradiyil Sukumaran, D. D. Devost-Burnett, C. O. Lemley, T. T.N. Dinh, 2019. Fatty acid composition of mesenteric, cardiac, abdominal, intermuscular, and subcutaneous adipose tissues from horses of three body condition scores. Livestock Science 223:116-123.  Download
Hatcher, J. E., C. A. Cavinder, C. A. Heaton, L. Figueiredo, A. Holtcamp, K. A. Swortzel, T. T.N. Dinh. 2019. Psychological and physical benefits of interactions with horses. Journal of Extension 57(3): 3RIB6.   Download
Holtcamp, A. J., A. T. Sukumaran, A. E. Schnedler, B. J. McClenton, E. Kunze, C. R. Calkins, B. B. Karisch, D. D. Devost-Burnett, T. T. N. Dinh. 2018. Effects of feeding endophyte-infected tall fescue seeds to stocker Angus steers on retail quality attributes of beef strip steaks. Meat Science 149:31-39.  Download
Cavinder, C. A., E. Ferjak, D. D. Devost-Burnett, T. T.N. Dinh. 2018. Review: The importance of overall body fat in horses. Professional Animal Scientist 34:125-132.  Download
Owen, M. P. T., E. N. Ferjak, C. A. Cavinder, K. J. McCarty, K. C. Yankey, C. G. Hart, D. D. Devost-Burnett, T. T.N. Dinh, C. O. Lemley. 2018. Effects of body condition score (BCS) on steroid- and eicosanoid-metabolizing enzyme activity in various mare tissues during winter anoestrus. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 53:296-303.  Download
Theradiyil Sukumaran, A. A. J. Holtcamp, A. K. Englishbey, Y. L. Campbell, T. Kim, M. W. Schilling, T. T. N. Dinh. 2018. Effect of deboning time on the growth of Salmonella, E. coli, aerobic, and lactic acid bacteria during beef sausage processing and storage. Meat Science 139:49-55.  Download
Velho, A. L. C., E. Menezes, T. Dinh, A. Kaya, E. Topper, A. A. Moura, E. Memili. 2018. Metabolomic markers of fertility in bull seminal plasma. PLoS ONE 13(4):e0195279.  Download
Wang, T., M. A. Crenshaw, N. Regmi, B. J. Rude, M. S. Hasan, A. T. Sukumaran, T. Dinh, S. F. Liao. 2018. Effects of dietary lysine level on the content and fatty acid composition of the intramuscular fat in late-stage finishing pigs. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 98: 241-249.  Download
Cazaux Velho, A. L., R. Oliveira, T. T.N. Dinh, A. Moura, A. Kaya, E. Memili. 2017. Applications of Metabolomics in Reproductive Biology. Pages 509-518, Chapter 20, in G. Constantinescu and H. Schatten, editors, Animal Models and Human Reproduction. John Wiley and Sons, Inc.  Download
Ferjak, E. N., C. A. Cavinder, D. D. Devost-Burnett, C. M. Argo, T. T.N. Dinh. 2017. Body fat of stock-type horses predicted by rump fat thickness and deuterium oxide dilution and validated by near-infrared spectroscopy of dissected tissues. Journal of Animal Science 10(95):4344-4351.  Download
Hergenreder, J. J. Legako, T. T.N. Dinh, P. Broadway, K. Spivey, J. Baggerman, J. Hutcheson, M. Corrigan, B. Johnson. 2017. Zilpaterol hydrochloride affects cellular muscle metabolism and lipid components of 10 different muscles in feedlot heifers. Meat and Muscle Biology 1(1):192-206.  Download
Hodge, L. B., B. J. Rude, T. N. Dinh, C. O. Lemley. 2017. Effect of ω -3 fatty acid supplementation to gestating and lactating mares: On milk IgG, mare and foal blood concentrations of IgG, insulin and glucose, placental efficiency, and fatty acid composition of milk and serum from mares and foals. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 51:70-78.  Download
Velho, A.L.C., R. Oliveira, T. Dinh, A. Moura, A. Kaya, E. Memili. 2017. Applications of metabolomics in reproductive biology. In H. Schatten and G.M. Constantinescu (Eds.),Animal Models and Human Reproduction, First Edition (pp. 509-517). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Hunt, M.R., J.F. Legako, T.T.N. Dinh, A.J. Garmyn, T.G. O'Quinn, C.H. Corbin, R.J. Rathmann, J.C. Brooks, M.F. Miller. 2016. Assessment of volatile compounds, neutral and polar lipid fatty acids of four beef muscles from USDA Choice and Select graded carcasses and their relationships with consumer palatability cores and intramuscular fat content. Meat Science 116:91-101.  Download
Corbin, C.H., T.G. O'Quinn, A.J. Garmyn, J.F. Legako, M.R. Hunt, T. Dinh, R.J. Rathmann, J.F. Hunt, J.C. Brooks. 2015. Sensory evaluation of tender beef strip loin steaks of varying marbling levels and quality treatments. Meat Science 100:24-31.  Download
Legako, J.F., T. Dinh, M.F. Miller, J.C. Brooks. 2015. Effects of USDA beef quality grade and cooking on fatty acid composition of neutral and polar lipid fractions. Meat Science 100:246-255.  Download
Dinh, T.T.N., L.D. Thompson, M.L. Galyean, J.C. Brooks, L.M. Boylan. 2012. Determination of total cholesterol in meat and poultry by gas chromatography: single-laboratory validation. Journal of AOAC International 95(2):472-488.  Download
Dinh, T.T.N., L.D. Thompson, M.L. Galyean, J.C. Brooks, K.Y. Patterson, L.M. Boylan. 2011. Cholesterol content and methods for cholesterol determination in meat and poultry. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 10:269-289.  Download
Boylan, M., D. Feng, M. Chyu, C. Esperat, D. Flores, T. Dinh, D. Reed, J. Borrego, L. Billings, C. Ochoa. 2010. Identification of overweight in young children: Is use of body mass index percentiles alone sufficient? Texas Public Health Journal 62:12-15.
Dinh, T.T.N., J.R. Blanton Jr., D.G. Riley, C.C. Chase Jr., S.W. Coleman, W.A. Phillips, J.C. Brooks, M.F. Miller, L.D. Thompson. 2010. Intramuscular fat and fatty acid composition of longissimus muscle from divergent pure breeds of cattle. Journal of Animal Science 88:756-766.
Dinh, T. T. N., J. R. Blanton Jr., J. C. Brooks, M. F. Miller, and L. D. Thompson. 2008. A simplified method for cholesterol determination in meat and meat products. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 21(4):306-314.  Download