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Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg

Dr. Jeff Blumberg is a Senior Scientist in the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University. He also holds academic appointments as Professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University; and Professor, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.  His research focuses on the biochemical basis for the role of antioxidant nutrients and their dietary requirements in promoting health and preventing disease during the aging process via changes in status of oxidative stress, glucoregulation, and inflammation. Dr. Blumberg has published more than 280 peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews.  Dr. Blumberg earned his bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science at Washington State University; his PhD in Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University and served a NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biochemistry at the University of Calgary. 

Ms. Sylvia Rowe

Ms. Sylvia Rowe is President of S.R. Strategy, LLC. She has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and IFIC Foundation, in Washington, DC. During her 11-year tenure, IFIC established itself as a leader in consumer research and consumer-based communications in nutrition, food safety, and health. Ms. Rowe serves as an External Director of National Automatic Merchandising Association. Ms. Rowe has been a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Weight Watchers International, Inc. since September 23, 2015. Ms. Rowe serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board at Medifast Inc. She serves as an Adjunct Professor of University of Massachusetts Amherst and Adjunct Professor of Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Dr. Eric Decker

Dr. Eric Decker is Professor, Department of Food Science, Director, Industry Strategic Research Alliance and Department Head, Department of Food Science at University of Massachusetts. Dr. Decker has served on numerous committees including the FDA Food Advisory Committee as well as the Institute of Medicines Food Forum and Nutritional Standard for Food in Schools Committee. Dr. Decker’s research is focused on characterization of  mechanisms by which lipids oxidize in heterogeneous food systems. His lab has worked extensively in the development of antioxidant technologies for food systems. Dr. Decker has published more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters. Dr. Decker received his BS degree in Biology from Penn State University, his MS from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Washington State University and his PhD from the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts where he was a USDA National Needs Fellow.

Dr. Stephen Zinner

Dr. Stephen Zinner is an infectious disease specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Stephen H. Zinner, M.D., a board certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, is the Charles S. Davidson Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Past Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Zinner’s chief research interests are in antibiotic development (in vitro pharmacodynamic models) and infectious diseases in general (new antimicrobial agents, infections in febrile neutropenic patients, etc.). He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and presentations.

Dr. Helmut Sies

Dr. Helmut Sies is Professor Emeritus, Heinrich-Heine-University Dusseldorf, Institute for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Faculty of Medicine, Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California at Los Angeles, CA; and Professor of Biology and Biochemistry, College of Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His formulation of the concept of oxidative stress stimulated and guided research in oxidants and antioxidants; his pioneering research on carotenoids and flavonoids informed nutritional strategies against cancer, cardiovascular disease, and aging; and his quantitative approach to redox biochemistry provides a foundation for modern redox systems biology. Dr. Sies has  published more than 600 original research papers and book chapters about nutrition, antioxidants, cancer prevention and human health.