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Norman Salem, Jr., PhD

Advisory Council
Norman Salem Jr. PhD

Dr. Norman Salem, Jr. serves as corporate scientist at Royal DSM N.V. Dr. Salem served as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Martek Biosciences Corporation since February 4, 2008. Dr. Salem is one of the world’s leading researchers on DHA and the functions of polyunsaturated fatty acids and lipids. He joined Martek after 30 years with The National Institutes of Health where he led the internationally recognized Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics. His latest scientific work focused on the role of DHA in neural development as well as how DHA is made in the body and incorporated into the brain and other organs. Dr. Salem is responsible for leading clinical research, discovery, microbial biotechnology, and analytical sciences and support the efforts of scientific affairs and medical research.

​He serves as Member of Medical Advisory Board at NeurExpand Brain Center LLC. Dr. Salem serves as a Research Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. During his career, Dr. Salem has published over 200 research articles and book chapters. He was the 2002 recipient of the Supelco/Nicholas Pelick Research Award from the American Oil Chemists Society, which recognizes outstanding original research in fats, oils, lipid chemistry, or biochemistry. He serves on the editorial boards of Lipids, Nutritional Neuroscience and Nutrafoods. Dr. Salem received his B.S. degree in Physics from Miami University and his PhD in Neurobiology from the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine.