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Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried

Thomas N. Seyfried received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1976. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New England, where he recently received the distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. He also holds a Master’s degree in Genetics from Illinois State University. Thomas Seyfried served with distinction in the United States Army’s First Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War and received numerous medals and commendations. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine and then served on the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Neurology. Other awards and honors have come from such diverse organizations as the American Oil Chemists Society, the National Institutes of Health, The American Society for Neurochemistry, and the Ketogenic Diet Special Interest Group of the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Seyfried previously served as Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association and presently serves on several editorial boards, including those for Nutrition & Metabolism, Neurochemical Research, the Journal of Lipid Research, and ASN Neuro, where he is a Senior Editor. Dr. Seyfried has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and is the author of the book “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer (Wiley Press).”

Jorg Dietrich, MMSc MD PhD

Jorg Dietrich, MMSc MD PhD, is the Director of the Cancer & Neurotoxicity Clinic and Brain Repair Research Program at the MGH Cancer Center, and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests are the management of patients with brain tumors and neurologic complications of cancer therapy. His research activities include clinical, translational and basic research in the fields of brain tumor biology, neurotoxicity and brain repair mechanisms.He is author of over 100 publications, including original research articles, review papers, book chapters and other scientific contributions. His work has been supported by the NIH, the American Cancer Society, and the American Academy of Neurology.