Dr. Tom Brenna is professor of pediatrics, of chemistry, and of nutrition at the Dell Medical School and the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, and recently Professor Emeritus at Cornell University. He has served on numerous international policy groups, including the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
The Science Council is comprised of volunteers who are leading experts in the fields of science, nutrition, and health.
This council is the backbone of Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s science-driven guiding principle.
Martin-Paul Agbaga, PhD is Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His research area focuses on the role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in maintaining retinal structure, function, and health.
Sara Baer-Sinnott is President of Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, with a mission to guide people to good health through heritage.
Dr. Susan E. Carlson is the AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She does clinical trials of DHA supplementation in pregnancy and childhood.
Linda Chaves is the founder of Chaves Strategies, a consultancy working on seafood and health, international trade, aquaculture, ecolabeling and certification, and industry advocacy. She previously worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Marine Fisheries Service.
Ms. Sonja Connor, MS, RDN, LD is a research associate professor in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University. She also has been very involved with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and served as president in 2014-15.
Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. He is president of Fatty Acid Research Institute.
Dr. Joseph R. Hibbeln is a renowned Omega-3 expert and practicing psychiatrist with Barton Health. He is formerly Acting Chief, Nutritional Neurosciences in the Laboratory of Membrane Biophysics & Biochemistry, NIH.
Dr. Bruce Holub is University Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. He is the founder of the DHA/EPA Omega-3 Institute.
Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, a world-renowned expert and national leader in food and nutrition, is Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Bill Lands is a renowned Omega-3 expert, was Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois, where he studied the metabolism of fats, phospholipids, and prostaglandins.
Dr. Scott Nichols is the founder and principal of Food’s Future, LLC, which works to accelerate aquaculture’s contribution to our future food supply.
Dr. Norman Salem, Jr. is one of the world’s leading researchers on DHA omega-3 and the functions of polyunsaturated fatty acids and lipids.
Dr. Michael Tlusty is Associate Professor of Sustainability and Food Solutions at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Gretchen Vannice is the Director of Nutrition Education and Research for Wiley Companies. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and considered a global expert on omega-3s research and education.
In Memoriam: Dr. Sheila Innis June 1953 – February 2016
Sheila Innis, PhD
Dr. Sheila Innis is a Professor in the Division of Neonatology with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and a Director of Nutrition & Metabolism Research Program at Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI). She is a world renowned expert on essential fatty acids, with pioneering studies on n-3 fatty acids and brain development, and clinical studies relating maternal diet to placental and breast milk fat transfer, and the impact of diet in child development and health.