nesia. Her expertise includes fiber analysis and macronutrient nutrition. Dr. Conklin-Brittain is a member of the Wildlife Society and the International Society of Chemical Ecologists. She received her PhD in animal nutrition, with minors in plant breeding and international agriculture, from Cornell University.
Mark S. Edwards, PhD, is head nutritionist at the Zoological Society of San Diego. Dr. Edwards is responsible for the dietary husbandry and nutrition of all animals at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Dr. Edwards also serves as a nutrition adviser to the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, consulting on nutrition for specific captive population management programs. As an Adjunct Professor at California Polytechnic University, he teaches in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Dr. Edwards is a member of the American Society of Primatologists, the Comparative Nutrition Society, and other professional organizations. He received his PhD in animal science and comparative animal nutrition from Michigan State University.
Joseph M. Erwin, PhD, directs the Division of Neurobiology and Behavior and the Department of Primate Ecology at Bioqual Inc./Diagnon Corporation, where he also serves as a consulting primatologist. His previous consulting for government and industry regarding primate research, care, and well-being included work on a National Science Foundation grant-funded effort to identify the most effective methods of environmental enrichment for laboratory primates. His interests include design of innovative primate-housing systems and methods for improving animal well-being through enrichment. He is US coordinator for the Sulawesi Primate Project, a multidisciplinary field project in Indonesia. Dr. Erwin is principal investigator of the Great Ape Aging Project, a Comparative Neurobiology of Aging Resource. He is also developing a project to study diabetes in great apes and other primates. Dr. Erwin received his PhD in psychobiology from the University of California, Davis.
Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, is a professor of Medicine, Dermatology, and Physiology at Boston University School of Medicine, Professor of Nutrition at Tufts University, Program Director of the General Clinical Research Center at Boston University, Director of the Vitamin D and Bone Metabolism Laboratory and the Bone Health Clinic at Boston University Medical Center Hospital, and Director of the Heliotherapy, Light, and Skin Research Center at the Boston University School of Medicine. His research focuses on endocrinology and nutrition, including work on calcium, bone metabolism, and vitamin D. Dr. Holick received his MD and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Daniel T. Hopkins, PhD, is recently retired from his position as technical director of the Specialty Business Group at Purina Mills, Inc., where he directed nutritional research projects and developed diets for laboratory animals, exotic animals, and fish. His expertise includes diet formulation in laboratory and zoologic settings and work with investigators and animal breeders. Dr. Hopkins is a member of Sigma Xi, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the Comparative Nutrition Society, and the Institute of Food Technologists. He received his PhD in animal nutrition, with minors in biochemistry and endocrinology, from Cornell University.
Sherry M. Lewis, PhD, serves as manager of Applied Nutrition, The Bionetics Corporation, at the National Center for Toxicological Research, where she provides guidance concerning the nutritional and environmental requirements of specialized groups of research animals. Her responsibilities include interagency work with the National Institute on Aging, clinical nutrition studies with the University of Tennessee, Memphis, the Toxicology Study Selection and Review Committee for scientific research, and caloric restriction and aging studies in rodents. She received her doctorate in animal nutrition from The Ohio State University and is a member of the American Society of Nutritional Sciences, the Comparative Nutrition Society and the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.
Bo Lonnerdal, PhD, is a professor of Nutrition and Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Lonnerdal is a widely recognized expert in lactation, milk, milk substitutes, and infant nutrition. His current research interests include proteins, trace elements, lactation, digestion, and milk composition in a variety of species. Dr. Lonnerdal is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Henning Throne-Holst’s Award for Research in Nutritional Physiology, the Borden Award, and the International Award for Modern Nutrition. Dr. Lonnerdal is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation, and other professional organizations. He received his PhD in biochemistry, with a minor in nutrition, from the University of Uppsala in Sweden.
Lawrence L. Rudel, PhD, is a professor of Pathology (Comparative Medicine) and Biochemistry at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, where he teaches graduate courses and pursues research on such subjects as nutrition and prevention and control of disease, the role of lipoprotein metabolism in atherosclerosis, and genetic factors regulating fatty acid and cholesterol metabolism. Nonhuman primate models are the centerpiece of this