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Nutrition and Dietary Supplements
Dr Chandrika J Piyathilake
Dr. Piyathilake is a tenured Associate Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry and Genomics, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and a Scientist of the UAB's NIH-funded Clinical Nutrition Research Center (CNRC), Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) and the Minority Health Research Center (MHRC).
She trained as a dental surgeon initially in Sri-Lanka and then completed her Master's degree in international health and PhD degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the USA. Her post doctoral training was focused on diet and cancer prevention with a special interest in nutrient-related intermediate endpoint biomarkers of cancer. Her research goals are to systematically develop promising dietary interventions for cancer prevention while understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms of action.
Dr Gary Johanning
Dr. Johanning received training in nutritional biochemistry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pew Center for Molecular Nutrition and the Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. At Case Western, he cloned and sequenced the promoter-regulatory region of the dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase (E3) subunit of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, and studied regulation of expression of the E3 gene. After moving to an Associate Professor position at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Johanning began to focus his research on folic acid and cancer, with a particular emphasis on folic acid and resistance to cancer chemotherapy. Dr. Johanning then accepted a position as an Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Sciences at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he continued his nutrition research. He has received research grant funding from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the National Institutes of Health for his studies of folic acid and chemotherapy resistance. He also has a research interest in early nutrition and mammary tumorigenesis, and the role of nutrition in viral integration and persistence. Dr. Johanning is currently the Program Director - Viral Oncology & Immunology in the Center for Cancer & Metabolism at SRI International.
Paul J. Arciero, Health and Human Physiological Sciences Department and Director, Human Nutrition, Metabolism, and Performance Laboratory Skidmore College, NY, USA.
Professor Julien S Baker Ph.D, D.Sc, FPhysiol, FRSoBiol, FHBiolAssoc, FITEI, FInClinR, C.Biol, C.Sci., Faculty of Social Sciences, Director, Centre for Health and Exercise Science Research, Head, Department of Sport, and Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
Marianna K. Baum, Distinguished Professor, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, R. Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
Adam Killpartrick, DC, CNS, Chief Science Officer, FoodScience Corporation, Williston, VT.
Prof. Dr. Pasinetti
Giulio Maria Pasinetti, Saunders Family Chair and Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Geriatrics, and Adult Development; Chief of the Brain Institute Center of Excellence for Novel Approaches to Neurodiagnostics and Neurotherapeutics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York; Director of Basic and Biomedical Research and Training Program, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers, J.J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York, USA
Prof. Dr. Safe
Stephen H. Safe, Distinguished Professor, Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, Texas A&M University and Health Science Center, College Station, TX, USA
Thomas B Shea, Professor and Director, Laboratory for Neuroscience, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA
James M Shikany, Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
Nadeeja N. Wijayatunga, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, University of Mississippi, and she is a registered dietitian. Dr. Wijayatunga completed her PhD in Nutritional Sciences and postdoctoral training at Texas Tech University. followed by a postdoc in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management at Texas Tech University. Before coming to USA, she worked as a medical doctor and completed her MPhil in Clinical Biochemistry in Sri Lanka.