My name is Sy (Seymour) Garte. I have a doctoral degree in biochemistry and I have been a professor at New York University, Rutgers University, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. I recently retired as Division Director of Physiological and Pathological Sciences at the Center for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health. In this position I had overall supervision of the review of about 15,000 biomedical research grants per year. I also served as interim Vice President for Research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. I am currently Visiting Professor of Toxicology and Pharmacology at Rutgers University and President of the Natural Philosophy Institute
During my academic scientific research career, I published over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical carcinogenesis, molecular epidemiology, and environmental health and toxicology. My h index (the number of publications that have been cited at least the same number of times) is 53.
My books include Molecular Environmental Biology, Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Carcinogens, Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, and a mass market book on the environment titled Where We Stand, A Surprising Look at the Real State of Our Planet.
I am a fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), and serve as Vice President for the Washington DC metro chapter. I was a member of the Board of Advisors of the John Templeton Foundation, and I have consulted and blogged for the Biologos Foundation. I have contributed to the ASA publications God and Nature and Perspectives in Science and Christian Faith. I am the Editor in Chief of God and Nature. I am an administrator for the Facebook group Celebrating Creation by Natural Selection. I am a Certified Lay Servant of the United Methodist Church, and the Lay Leader of the Rockville (MD) UMC.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. My Twitter account is @sygarte