the editorial boards of both the Journal of Nutrition and Free Radical Biology and Medicine. Dr. Traber is a member of the National Institutes of Health, Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes Study Section. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California in nutrition.


Steven M. Wood, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at Ross Products Division/Abbott Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio. He conducts and coordinates clinical studies regarding nutritional formulations and their influence on immune function as well as oxidative stress. For the past several years he has worked closely with scientist from the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), Natick, Massachusetts, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California, and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, to conduct studies of soldiers participating in Special Forces Selection and Assessment School, Ranger Training and Marine Mountain Warfare Training. He has also been involved in studies examining the effects of nutritional formulations on immune function in the elderly. He received his Ph.D. in nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona where he studied the relationship of nutrition (b-carotene and selenium) with immune function.


Andrew J. Young, Ph.D., is a research physiologist and Chief of the Military Nutrition Division at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, Massachusetts. He also is appointed Adjunct Associate Professor in the Sargent College of Allied Health Professions at Boston University. He obtained his B.S. in Biology and Commission in the US Army at the Virginia Military Institute, and his Ph.D. in Physiology at the North Carolina State University. Following graduate school, Dr. Young served in the US Army with assignments at USARIEM and at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. After leaving active duty, Dr. Young continued government service as a civilian scientist at USARIEM. Dr. Young’s research has concerned the biological basis for, and strategies to mitigate, physical performance degradations in military personnel exposed to physiological stressors such as intense physical exertion coupled with sleep restriction, nutritional deprivation and exposure to extremes of heat, cold and high altitude, all of which could be expected during continuous or sustained military operations. Dr. Young is a graduate of the Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, and has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and the Expert Field Medical Badge. He is a member of the American Physiological Society, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.



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