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. 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 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 serve as Vice President for the Washington DC metro section of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), I am a member of the Board of Advisors of the John Templeton Foundation, and I have consulted and blogged for the Biologos Foundation. I am on the Board of WesleyNexus. I have contributed to the ASA publications God and Nature and Perspectives in Science and Christian Faith. I am an administrator for the Facebook group Celebrating Creation by Natural Selection.