Norman Salem, Jr., PhD

Advisory Council
Norman Salem Jr. PhD

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. He was a corporate scientist at DSM and Chief Scientific Officer at Martek Biosciences Corporation. Norman joined Martek after 30 years with The National Institutes of Health where he led the internationally recognized Laboratory of Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics. His 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.

​During his career, he has published over 200 research articles and book chapters. Norman 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. Norman received his B.S. degree in Physics from Miami University and his PhD in Neurobiology from the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine.