interests are in the genetic regulation of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Dr. Ntambi’s experimental work on the genetic regulation of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase enzyme has recently led to many new insights into the importance of this enzyme in metabolism and in disease states, such as obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cancer. His pioneering work will help to explain the complex aspects of the “Metabolic Syndrome” and to advance our understanding of nutrient-gene interactions. Dr. Ntambi serves on several university committees and National Institute of Health study sections and is a member of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s Board of Scientific Counselors. Dr. Ntambi received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences.
Theodore D. Wachs, Ph.D., is a professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University. His research interests are in two major areas: the role of early physical and social environments upon subsequent development and the relation of chronic, mild nutritional deficits to infant and toddler cognition, temperament, and parent-child relations. Dr. Wachs received his B.A. from Muhlenberg College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Peabody College. He is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development and the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.