Lucina E. Lampila, Ph.D., R.D.
Associate Professor and Seafood Specialist
Department of Food Science
Louisiana State University
Dr. Lucina Lampila is an Associate Professor and Extension Seafood Specialist in the Department of Food Science. Dr. Lampila received her Ph.D. (1982) in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; her M.S. (1977) in Human Nutrition from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln; and her B.S. (1976) in Home Economics/Dietetics from the State University College at Oneonta (NY). Her current responsibilities include Seafood Extension and Research. Her research interests include the post-harvest processing and handling, safety, quality, value-added processing and nutrient content of freshwater and marine species of finfish, shellfish and alligator. She provides education and training workshops in Seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) and Sanitation Control Procedures (SCPs) and technical service to the industry, consumer and regulatory agencies.
Dr. Lampila is a member of the Seafood HACCP Alliance Steering Committee, is an Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) supervisory trainer and Co-Editor of the Seafood HACCP Compendium. She has served on the Shrimp Certification Sub-committee of Governor Jindal’s Shrimp Task Force; represented LSU AgCenter Chancellor Richardson on the State Seafood Safety Task Force; and the Louisiana Seafood Safety Response Plan Advisory Panel Post Mississippi Canyon 252 Oil Spill. Dr. Lampila is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists and Faculty of the National Kidney Foundation. During work in the private sector, she served on the International Food Additives Council (1993 to 2008); was Chair of the Phosphates Subcommittee (2003 to 2008); IFAC Chair-Elect (2004 to 2006); IFAC Chair (2006 to 2008); and was a contributor to Food Chemicals Codex V. She has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology and the Journal of Muscle Foods. Dr. Lampila has also served on the Executive Committees for the Pacific, Atlantic and Tropical Subtropical Fisheries Technologists.
Dr. Lampila has over 240 research, extension and marketing publications and given over 150 technical presentations both nationally and internationally. She was an invited panelist on the topic of, “Demystifying the ocean: One year after the BP oil spill” with the Director of NOAA and the Co-Chair of the President’s Commission on the Oil Spill and two seafood processors at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution, June, 2011.