Dr. Karen Hecht is the Scientific Affairs Manager at AstaReal Inc., producer and purveyor the most studied brand of natural astaxanthin, which is manufactured in Moses Lake, WA. Dr. Hecht worked as a postdoctoral associate in algal molecular biology at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She earned her Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Pittsburgh and a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto. Dr. Hecht has spokenon behalf of AstaReal at conferences, on radio shows, and podcasts on the subject of the clinically proven benefits of natural astaxanthin.