Director of Nutrition and Quality Operations, Bio-ServBiography
Dr. Jaime Lecker received her BS in Food Science from the Pennsylvania State University. She then worked as a Food Scientist in research and development at National Starch and Chemical Co. for two years before pursuing her graduate degree in Nutrition. She received her MS and PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism from Tufts University. Dr. Lecker was a member of the Cardiovascular Nutrition laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University where her research focused on dietary fatty acids and atherosclerosis in animal models. She conducted her dissertation research in lipid metabolism, and investigated the mechanisms by which dietary fatty acid profile and cholesterol status alter cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism. Currently Dr. Lecker is the Director of Nutrition and Quality Operations at Bio-Serv where she focuses on initiatives to expand Bio-Serv's nutritional products and diets, works with researchers to develop custom diets to facilitate reliable research outcomes, and provides guidance for critical care and special needs diets for laboratory animals.