Scientific Panel of the Functional Food Center

The Functional Food Center (FFC) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) was created on October 28, 1998. The Panel has been reestablished to the International Scientific Advisory Panel (ISAP) on February 12, 2004. Members of ISAP are scientists with sufficient professional qualifications (including training and experience) to provide expert comments about the impact on Functional Food Products and Non-Traditional Plants. Members are selected from areas such as biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, pathology, toxicology, and related sciences. The ISAP is comprised of 9 core members internationally recognized as scientific leaders in the field of functional food products and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. The Panel will assist in identifying relevant practices and research, and provide guidance on the scientific integrity of all functional food products.

Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D., Professor, Chairman of Scientific Panel, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA

George Perry, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, College of Sciences, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Hiroshi Yoshida, MD, Ph.D., Counselor, Japanese Society for Medical Use of Functional Foods, Deputy Director of Jikei University Kashiwa Hospital, Chiba, Japan

Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Saunders Family Chair in Neurology, Director, Center of Excellence for Novel Approaches to Neurotherapeutics, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA

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

Jin-Rong Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Danik M. Martirosyan, Ph.D., President of Functional Food Center -he is the Chairman and Organizer of International Conferences in the series of "Functional Foods for the Management of Chronic Diseases" since 2004, Founder of Functional Food Center and Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds, Dallas, TX, USA

The International Scientific Advisory Panel established a Science Review Board (SRB), consisting of at least 30 scientists who will be available to the Scientific Advisory Panel to assist in reviews conducted by the Panel.