Scientific Advisory Board

Although the research at Inflammation Research Foundation is headed by Dr. Sears, we make extensive use of our Scientific Advisory Board to provide research on the latest breakthroughs in biotechnology from a diverse number of fields.

Carol Johnston, PhD

Carol Johnston, PhD, is professor of Nutrition at Arizona State University and director of the Nutrition Program. She received the Grace Goldsmith Award for significant achievements in the field of nutrition by a scientist under the age of 50 years sponsored by the American College of Nutrition in 2004 and the Mark Bieber Professional Award sponsored by the American College of Nutrition for academic accomplishments in 2008. Her research areas include vitamin C and dietary interventions in obesity and diabetes. She has more than 75 scientific publications.


Camillo Ricordi, MD

Camillo Ricordi, MD is one of the world’s leaders in cell transplantation for the treatment of diabetes. He is the Stacy Joy Goodman Professor of Surgery, distinguished professor of medicine, professor of biomedical engineering, and microbiology and immunology, and serves as scientific director and chief academic officer of the University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute. He has authored more than 600 scientific publications and has been awarded 11 patents.


Charles Serhan, Ph D.

Charles Serhan is one of the world’s leaders in eicosanoid biochemistry and discovered the role of resolvins in the resolution of inflammation. He is the Simon Gelman Professor of Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School and director of the Center of Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has authored more than 400 scientific publications, written five books, and has been awarded more than 200 patents.