9th International Conference

Functional Food Components in Health and Disease


August 16-18, 2011,  University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA


Conference Organizing Committee

Conference chairman: Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Founder of Functional Food Center, Research Associate Clinical Professor at Texas Woman’s University; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX, USA

Co-chairman: Garth Nicolson, PhD, Professor, from the 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-chairman: Jing X. Kang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Lipid Medicine and Technology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, USA


Scientific Commitee:

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

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

Jing X. Kang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Lipid Medicine and Technology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts, USA

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

Chandan Prasad, PhD, Professor and Chair Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University, USA

Teruyoshi T. Yanagita, PhD, Professor, Vise-President and Director of International Affairs Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science, Saga University, Japan 

Undurti N. Das, MD, President of UND Life Sciences, Editor-in-Chief: Lipids in Health and Disease, USA

International Advisory Committee:


Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences  

 University of Nevada, Las VegasJohn Mercer, PhD, Associate Dean, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas(USA)

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

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

Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD, Professor, Hepato-Gastroenterology Unit, S Giuseppe Hospital via S Vittore, Milano, Italy


Julius Oben, PhD, Professor, Research Director LNNB, University of Yaude 1, Cameroon


Laszlo Halmy, MD, PhD, Professor, President of Hungarian Society for the Study of Obesity, Hangary

Jagat R. Kanwar, PhD, Head, Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research Laboratory, Deakin University, Australia

Rameshwar Sarma, PhD, Saint James School of Medicine, Kraladijk Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director, and Editor, HerbalGram and HerbClip, American Botanical Council, Austin, USA

Pathirage Kamal Perera, PhD, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, China Pharmaceutical University (China), Department of Materia Medica, University of Colombo (Sri Lanka) 


Conference Local Committee:

Pamela Cappiello, Conference Coordinator, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA

Jose Diego Botezelli, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

Miriam McLeod, Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA