Atreju Lackey Brings his Doctorate in Nutritional Sciences and a Healthy Perspective to AlphaGroup

AUGUST 11, 2020

As per Cheeky Scientist, Medical Communications is among the top 10 alternative careers for PhD science graduates. Atreju “Trey” Lackey, Scientific Communications Manager at AlphaGroup, is the perfect example of this alternative career option that leverages Trey’s Nutritional Sciences PhD. Trey joined the company’s team of scientific and medical communications experts in May 2020 and is responsible for developing and writing manuscripts for publication as well as abstracts and presentations for national and international conferences.

Prior to joining AlphaGroup, Trey was a member of the Rutgers Center for Lipid Research (CLR) and a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Rutgers University. In these roles, he presented research and abstracts, interacted with guest speakers, instructed and mentored undergraduate students, and created and graded laboratory assessments. He was also a Research Intern at Humigen, where he processed and cultured patient blood samples and cells for various tests.

Trey enjoys spending quality time with his wife. 

When not at work, Trey is a self-taught blacksmith. 

Trey received his Doctor of Philosophy in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University | School of Graduate Studies and his Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Philosophy from Rider University | College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences. His research experience includes Drexel University Postdoctoral Research, College of Medicine; Rutgers University Graduate Research, Department of Nutritional Sciences; and Rider University Undergraduate Research, Department of Biology. He has expertise in multiple laboratory techniques across various areas of nutritional science including gastrointestinal and cardiovascular physiology. Throughout his education, Trey was awarded numerous grants and his work was included in prestigious publications.

Trey is a member of professional societies including the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Nutrition Society, the Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honor Society, and the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society at Rider University. He was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and the recipient of the Rider University Provost Scholarship. He represented the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology during a visit to Capitol Hill and served as President of the Rutgers Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Organization. He is a certified personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Outside of work, Trey spends time reading, working out, and trying new activities such as blacksmithing and gardening. He is an avid Star Wars fan and enjoys various film genres. Whenever possible, Trey spends time at the beach with his family.

Trey working towards his PhD at Rutgers University.