Lester Packer, PhD

Dr. Packer is one of the world's leading researchers on natural antioxidants. Research conducted in his laboratory led to the discovery of the Antioxidant Network. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Southern California Health Sciences Center. He is also a professor at the Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory. A current focus of Dr. Packer's research is the nutritional genomics of antioxidants in regulation of gene expression in cells and tissues using high-density oligonucleotide microarray techniques. These investigations are leading to an entirely new and broader understanding of how biological antioxidants work and are important in health and disease.