12th International Conference 

Functional Food Ingredients and Nutraceuticals in Chronic Disease: Science and Practice

November 29 - December 1, 2012, SMU, Dallas, TX, USA


 

Conference Organizing Committee

Co-chairman: Steven B. Vik, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

Co-chairman: Chandra Mohan, MD, Professor, Walter M. and Helen D. Bader Professorship in Arthritis and Autoimmine Desease Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX, USA

Co-chairman: Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, Professor, Saunders Family Chair in Neurology, Director, Center of Excellence for Novel Approaches to Neurotherapeutics Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Professor of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Department of Neurology and Friedman Brain Institute, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, 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)

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

Scientific Committee:

David Heber, MD, Professor, Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the UCLA, Professor of Medicine and Public Health, the founding Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA 

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

William Orr, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA

Robert W. Li, PhD, Professor,  Research Molecular Biologist/Lead Scientist, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Belstville, USA

Uma Babu, PhD, US Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Srvices, Laurel, MD, USA

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

Chandra Mohan, MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX, USA

Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurology, the Mount Sinai School of medicine, New York, NY, USA 

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

Anil Agarwal, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX, USA

Donald Harn, PhD, Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

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

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

Bharat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Professor, Cytokine Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

 

Expert Industry Advisers:

Roberto Crea, PhD, President and CEO, Creagri Inc. Hayward CA, USA

Bruce P. Burnett, PhD, Director, Departments of Scientific and Clinical Affairs, Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Harunobu Amagase, PhD, Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of Free Life International Inc., Phoenix, AZ, USA


International Advisory Committee:

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

Anat Elman, PhD, Department of Food Quality and Safety, The Volcani Center; Agricultural Research Organization, Israel

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

Nora Khaldi, PhD, School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin, Ireland

Munshi Younis, MD, Assistant Director,  University of Kashmir, Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir, India 

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

Puthepurakkal K.Sasidharan, MD, Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India

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,  and Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Min Zhang, MD, PhD, The University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia

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

Issarang Nuchprayoon, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Mehdi Shakibaei, PhD, Professor, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Munich, Germany