Leigh Schmidt

Leigh Schmidt
Ph.D. Student
Faculty Supervisor
» Dr. Bruce R. Hamaker

Leigh C.R. Schmidt earned her B.S. Food Science from Purdue in 2003 and her M.S. in Food Science from UC Davis in 2009. She joined Dr. Hamaker's lab group in August 2013 to begin her doctoral work as a USDA National Needs fellow for Foods and Health. Between degrees, Leigh worked in the food industry in quality and product development roles. Her research is on food protein matrices as a method to slow starch digestion.