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Thomas Seyfried, PhD

Thomas N. Seyfriend is Professor of Biology at Boston College. He has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and literally wrote the book on Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer.  He presently serves on several editorial boards, including those for Nutrition & Metabolism, Neurochemical Research, the Journal of Lipid Research, and ASN Neuro, where his is a Senior Editor. 

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Dr. Seyfried’s full list of peer-reviewed publications can be found on PubMed.

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Dr. 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, Normal, IL. 

He 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. 

Seyfried previously served as Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee for the National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Academy of Complimentary and Integrative Medicine, the International Dose Response Society, and the Uncompromising Science Award from the American College of Nutrition for his work on cancer.