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Employee Profiles

LeeAnn Applewhite

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LeeAnn Applewhite, President and CEO of Applied Food Technologies, Inc. has 20 years of experience working with many different aspects of the domestic and international seafood industries. AFT specializes in the development of protein and DNA based diagnostics for seafood species identification and has become a prominent testing laboratory for work involving species authentication and verification. AFT is also a full service testing laboratory for the seafood industry.

Barbara J. Carter - Director, Laboratory Services


Ms. Carter is experienced in lab management, laboratory animal management and laboratory processes relating to molecular biology. She graduated from Northwestern University with a dual major in biological sciences and anthropology, and received her M.A. in anthropology (archaeology) from the University of Washington. A career military officer, she retired as a Captain from the U.S. Navy Reserve. She has co-authored several research papers and presentations.

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