on or chaired numerous committees of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), International Food Information Council (IFIC), and the National Academies as well as serving on the Food and Nutrition Board and the 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including IFT’s highest honor, the Nicolas Appert Award.

Stuart A. S. Craig, Ph.D., is director, regulatory and scientific affairs, for DuPont Nutrition and Health. His current responsibilities include the safety, physiological benefits, and regulatory status of food ingredients. His focus is on carbohydrates (dietary fiber, prebiotics, glycemic response) and methyl metabolism in sports nutrition and the prevention of chronic disease. Dr. Craig has previously held research positions at Kansas State University, Nabisco, Pfizer, and Cultor. During that time he has conducted studies and led groups in the areas of biochemistry, physical chemistry, food safety, microbiology, sensory science, and nutrition. He has authored or co-authored numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Dr. Craig is an inventor on several patents and has presented extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is past president of AACC International; past chair of the Starch Roundtable; and a member of the American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Food Technologists, and American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Craig is active with the ILSI, where he is past chair of the Food, Nutrition, and Safety Program. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in biochemistry from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Richard Darveau, Ph.D., is professor and chair in the Department of Periodontics at the University of Washington Dental School in Seattle. He is funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and is actively exploring the relationship between the oral flora and periodontal health and disease in his laboratory. Dr. Darveau has more than 100 publications, holds several patents, and has served on numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections as well as scientific advisory boards for dental health–related companies. Dr. Darveau was awarded the International Association of Dental Researchers 2007 Basic Research in Periodontal Disease Award. He has been an invited speaker for numerous national and international meetings. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology from Washington State University, did a postdoctoral fellowship with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for 2 years, and then worked in industry with Abbott Laboratories and Bristol-Myers Squibb for 14 years as a research scientist and group leader.

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