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Richard M. LeLacheur, PhD

Senior Director, Laboratory Sciences

Rich is the Senior Director of Laboratory Sciences at the Shrewsbury, MA site of Charles River, where he works with groups doing small and large molecule bioanalysis, immunology, and analytical chemistry.He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and performed research for a year in France and two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Disinfection chemistry was Rich’s primary focus early in his career, which led to a lifelong involvement in the development of analytical methods using mass spectrometry. He was the co-founder and an instructor for 11 years of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) short course on high-resolution mass spectrometry and has taught bioanalysis to hundreds of chemists as a consultant to pharmaceutical and CRO laboratories.

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