11th International Conference 

Functional Foods and Chronic Inflammation: Science and Practical Application

August 21-23, 2012, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA



Conference Organizing Committee

Chairman and Conference Organizer: Danik M. Martirosyan,  PhD, Founder of Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Co-chairman: Garth Nicolson, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pathology, President of Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, California, USA (A Nobel Prize nominee - Garth Nicolson is the world's leading authority on cellular medicine, author of more than 600 medical and scientific publications)

Co-chairmanBharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Professor of Cancer Medicine (Biochemistry) and Chief, Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA


Scientific Committee:

Jacob Joseph, MD, Cardiology Section, VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, MA, USA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 

Hoyoku Nishino, MD, PhD, Professor, Ritsumeikan University and Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan

Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Professor of Cancer Medicine (Biochemistry) and Chief, Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

Sivieri Katia, PhD, Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, Laboratory Study of Probiotics and Prebiotics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Araraquara, UNESP-Paulista State University, São Paulo, Brazil

Lisa A. Beltz, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University at Tuscarawas, New Philadelphia, OH, USA

Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, Professor, Deapartment of Neurology, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA 

Garth Nicolson, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pathology, President of Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, California, USA 

Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD, Professor, WHO-Center for Biotech and Traditional Medicine, University of Milano, Italy 

Milan Fiala, MD, Research Professor, Department of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Wen-Jun Shen, PhD,  Department of Medicine, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, USA

Sige Zou, PhD, Laboratory of Experimental Gerontology, National Institude on Aging, Baltimore, MD, USA

Salah-Uddin Ahmed, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy, Toledo, OH, USA

Robert Li, PhD, Lead Scientist, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, USA


International Advisory Committee:

Alois Jungbauer, PhD, Professor, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Austria

Krishnan Nair, PhD, Professor, Dean of Research, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Thiruvalla, Kerala, India

Daniela Maria Alves Chaud, MD, Professor, Presbiteriana Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ahmed F El Fouhil, MD, PhD, Professor, Director of Research Committee,  King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Jalal Aliyev, PhD, ProfessorHead of Departments of Fundamental Problems of Biological Productivity, Institute of Botany and Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, Research Institute of Crop Husbandry, Baku, Azerbaijan 

Luciano Bruno de Carvalho Silva, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Nutrition, Federal University of Alfenas, Alfenas, Brazil

Jody Dalmacion, MD, Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Taxicology, University of Philippines-Manila, Philippines

Majid Avijgan, MD, Professor, Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Emma Guns, PhD, Vancouver Prostate Center, Department of Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Ancha Baranova, PhD, Associate Professor, School of System Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA; Research Center for the Medical Genetics, Moscow, Russia 

Pathirage Kamal Perera, PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, China Pharmaceutical University, China,  and Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Chaowu Xiao, PhD, Bureau of Nutrition Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Product and Food Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Mianying Wang, MD, University of Illinois Collage of Medicine at Rockford, Department of Pathology, Rockford, IL, USA

Krishna Kaphle, PhD, Associate Professor and Student Welfare Chief, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal

Min Zhang, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Lu Cha Sino-Australian Research Collaboration, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia

Jianbo Xiao, PhD, Department of Biology, College of Life and Environmental Science, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, PR China

Mohammadbagher Owlia,  MD, Rheumatologist, Associate Professor of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University, Safaieh, YazdIran

Karuna Shanker, PhD, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India