Sunday, March 15, 2015

Robert Fields

I am a former research scientist now interested in human nutrition and health.  I began my college career studying the Liberal Arts at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and then received a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from King’s College, University of Cambridge, England, where, in 1970 I was awarded a Research Fellowship from the UK Science Research Council.   Following this I pursued a career in teaching and academic research, first at the Rockefeller University, then at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine and after this at the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute in New York, where I was a Laboratory Head and the Director of Microchemistry.   

In 1997 I moved to Palo Alto, California where, with Takako Fukumoto, I co-founded IGene Diagnostics, a startup company focused on developing high speed genetic testing instruments for use in doctor's offices, hospital emergency rooms and medical research. 

I am now interested in foods and diets which have the ability to protect individuals against cancer, heart disease and diabetes, as well as reverse disease processes that may have already started.  One such diet is the Whole Food Plant Based diet as described by Drs. T. Colin Campbell, Dean Ornish, Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Neal Barnard and others.

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