Dustin Starkey is currently Director, Nutrients and Bioanalytical, Global Analytical and Food Safety, for Abbott Laboratories’ nutrition business in Columbus, Ohio, USA. His primary responsibility is leading a team of scientists who are responsible for developing, validating, and improving test methods for nutrients in infant and adult nutritional products. He is an active participant in the AOAC Stakeholder Panel for Infant Formula and Adult Nutritionals, representing Abbott on stakeholder and advisory panels.
Dustin has also served on the AOAC Ad Hoc Expert Panel on Sweetness, Membership Committee, Technical Programming Council, Task Force for Gaining Mobile Method Acceptance, and delegation to the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling and Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses, advocating for endorsement of globally harmonized, fit-for-purpose methods for label-claim nutrients.
Dustin earned a BS degree in forensic chemistry from Ohio University, PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Cincinnati, and MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.