Award from the American College of Toxicology. He is the recipient of several national awards including the Merit Award from the Society of Toxicology, Certificate of Scientific Service (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Distinguished Lecturer in Medical Sciences (American Medical Association), Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Society for Biomedical Research. He is an elected foreign member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Dr. Thomas is the author of over a dozen textbooks and research monographs and has published over 350 scientific articles.
MARET G. TRABER, Ph.D., is principal investigator for the Linus Pauling Institute and an associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Management at the Oregon State University in Corvallis as well as an associate research biochemist in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California School of Medicine at Davis. Formerly she was associate research biochemist in the Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Traber received her Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research is focused on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and vitamin E deficiency in humans. Presently, Dr. Traber is principal investigator on a project examining the role of tocopherol transfer protein in vitamin E transport. She is the current chair of the Vitamin E Task Force of the Food and Nutrition Science Associations and is associate editor of Lipids. In 1993, Dr. Traber received the Henkel Vitamin E Research Information Award.
GARY M. WILLIAMS, M.D., is professor in the Department of Pathology and Director of Environmental Pathology and Toxicology at New York Medical College. He also serves as head of the Program on Medicine, Food and Chemical Safety. Previously, Dr. Williams served as director of the Naylor Dana Institute and chief of the Division of Pathology and Toxicology at the American Health Foundation. He earned his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Williams received numerous honors including the Arnold J. Lehman Award of the Society of Toxicology and the Sheard-Sandford Award of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. He has served on the editorial boards for many scientific reports and journals. He is the author or co-author of over 430 scientific publications. He previously served on the Committee on Research Opportunities and Priorities for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Committee on the Carcinogenecity of Cyclamates for the National Academy of Sciences.