Leading Nutrition Scientist Joins Oceanic Institute
Dr. A. Reza Kamarei promises research on nutritional benefits of aquacultured seafood
May 20, 2011
“At the Oceanic Institute we want to increase our contribution to society by determining the nutritional benefits that can be derived from cultured marine shrimp and fish,” said Dr. Thomas E. Farewell, President and CEO of the Oceanic Institute. “Dr. Kamarei’s accomplishments and vast experience in leading research and development in broad areas of human foods and nutrition will bring a fresh look to our feeds and nutrition research.”
“I have always been impressed by the quality and quantity of research at the Oceanic Institute. I believe that consumer-focused R&D and transfer of the resultant technology to industry offer excellent prospects for the Institute,” said Dr. Kamarei. “By combining the supplier focus with the consumer focus, I hope to contribute my fair share toward the Institute’s evolution into a truly unique global entity.”
Before joining the Institute, Dr. Kamarei was the President of Princeton Nutrition, LLC. Prior to that, his professional experience included the following positions: Director of Nutritional and Medical Food Ingredients at National Starch and Chemical Company; Head of U.S. Enteral R&D at Clintec Nutrition (Joint Venture between Nestle and Baxter); and Vice President of Process Development at Angio-Medical Corporation.
Dr. Kamarei has four degrees in the areas of nutrition and food science and technology, including a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the inventor and co-inventor of 16 U.S. and international patents.
The Oceanic Institute, located at Makapu‘u Point on O‘ahu, was founded in 1960. The Institute is a not-for-profit, global leader in applied research dedicated to the development and transfer of technology and applications in aquaculture, environmental science, and marine biotechnology.