ROBERT R. WOLFE has been Professor of Surgery and Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, and Chief of Metabolism at the Shriners Burns Institute since 1983. From 1976 to 1983 he was Assistant and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Shriners Burns Institute, Boston. Dr. Wolfe has served as associate editor of the American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism and as an editorial board member of several other journals. He has been a regular member of the Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Trauma Study Section and many other ad hoc study sections of the NIH, as well as a member of the Committee on Research Review of the American Diabetes Association. He has been an active member of the American Physiological Society and American Institute of Nutrition. Dr. Wolfe received an A.B. in biology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
VERNON R. YOUNG has been at M.I.T. since 1965, where he is currently Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry. Dr. Young received a B.Sc. (agriculture) from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and a Ph.D. (nutrition) from the University of California, Davis. He later received a D.Sc. from the University of Reading for his research on various aspects of muscle and whole-body protein metabolism. He has served as President of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (previously American Institute of Nutrition) and is currently a member of the FNB. He was elected in 1990 to the National Academy of Sciences and in 1993 to the Institute of Medicine in recognition of his research contributions, which have been focused mainly in the area of human protein and amino acid metabolism and nutritional requirements.
YONG-MING YU is an Associate Biochemist in the Department of Surgery, Trauma Service of Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School. He is active in the research of metabolic response to trauma and burns using tracer methods. Dr. Yu is an active member of the American Burn Association and American Institute of Nutrition, along with other scientific societies. He received a B.S. in biology from Peking University, M.D. from Peking Union Medical College, and Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from M.I.T.