George C. Fahey, Jr., Ph.D., is professor emeritus of animal sciences and the Kraft Foods endowed professor emeritus of nutritional sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An overarching theme of Dr. Fahey’s research is gastrointestinal tract health and the role of carbohydrates in improvement of indices of gut health. Dr. Fahey’s comparative nutrition research is primarily focused on carbohydrate nutrition, including dietary fibers, oligosaccharides, resistant starch and novel polysaccharides. Dr. Fahey serves on a number of editorial boards and on scientific advisory boards for several companies and professional organizations. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Fahey’s work has been recognized with numerous academic, national and international awards. In 2011, he was awarded the General Mills Institute of Health and Nutrition Innovation Award from the American Society for Nutrition, the Federation of Animal Science Societies-American Feed Industry Association New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award, and the Milton Bell Lectureship Award from the Canadian Feed Association.
John Finley, Ph.D., is professor and head of the Food Science Department, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center. Dr. Finley’s research interests include low calorie ingredients, anti-inflammatory compounds in the diet and modified lipids. Previously, Dr. Finley developed several low calorie technologies and satiety enhancing products as a fellow at Kraft Foods. Earlier, he served as chief technology officer of A.M. Todd Co. Dr. Finley also served as the leader of the Food Science program at Monsanto, which was focused on delivery of intense sweeteners and development of reduced calorie ingredients. Earlier, at Nabisco Dr. Finley assembled and led the Fundamental Science program. Dr. Finley has authored over 100 technical publications, edited 11 books and holds over 50 patents. Currently he is an associate editor for the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Vivian A. Fonseca, M.D., FRCP, is professor of medicine, the Tullis-Tulane alumni chair in diabetes, and chief of the Section of Endocrinology at Tulane University Medical Center. Dr. Fonseca's current research includes the prevention and treatment of diabetic complications and risk factor reduction in cardiovascular disease. He is currently president-elect for Science and Medicine of the American Diabetes Association. He was editor in chief of Diabetes Care from 2007 until 2011 and was also formerly editor in chief of the Journal of the Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. He served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (2003-2006). Dr. Fonseca has served on and been chairman of the clinical practice committee of the American Diabetes Association, the ADA Disaster Task Force, ADA strategic planning committee and the joint ADA/ACC “Make the Link” Program. Dr. Fonseca is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the U.K. Royal College of Physicians, and the American College of Physicians. He serves on several national and international committees, and has published over 200 papers, review articles and book chapters.
Frank Greenway, M.D., is professor and director of outpatient clinical research at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which is a research campus of Louisiana State University. His research interest is the treatment of obesity and he has a particular interest in the creation of novel foods and nutraceuticals. Dr. Greenway has been involved in multiple pharmaceutical clinical trials for new obesity medications and served as an advisor to the Jenny Craig company for over 20 years. Dr. Greenway formerly practiced internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 30 book chapters. Dr. Greenway received the Steelman-Seim award for teaching from the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.
Richard S. Lord, Ph.D., is the chief science officer of Metametrix Clinical Laboratory. His current research interests include quantitative assessments of the human microbiome by DNA-based methods and their integration with microbial metabolomic information. Previously, Dr. Lord served as president for Doctor's Data Clinical Laboratory, and he founded and served as clinical laboratory director for Horizon Laboratories. He also was a professor and chairman in the Department of Chemistry at Life University. Dr. Lord has co-authored and edited a number of books and technical papers, including Laboratory Evaluations in Molecular Medicine and Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine. Dr. Lord is an active participant in the Defeat Autism Now! Think Tank and the MINDD Foundation Think Tank. He received The Magic Foundation for Children’s Growth, Outstanding Medical Service Award in 1996 and was recognized as Functional Medicine Update, Clinician of the Month in September 2008.