Miller School of Medicine, Senior Scientist, University of Miami, USA
Dr. Jean-Marc Zingg is scientist in the Vascular Biology Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, Boston. He completed his Master’s and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Biozentrum/Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI), University of Basel, Switzerland in 1993. After postdoctoral training in Cancer Research at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, he was Assistant and Privatdozent at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bern, Switzerland. He is an editorial board member of the journal “Biofactors”, guest editor of the journal “Molecular Aspects of Medicine”, external reviewer of grants, theses and over 40 journals, and member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
Regulatory role of phytochemicals and micronutrients (vitamin E, tocopherols, tocotrienols, tocopheryl phosphate, curcumin, resveratrol and others) on signal transduction and gene expression in monocytes/macrophages, mast cells, skin cells, brain cells, endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle cells, and their impact on inflammation, angiogenesis, neurodegeneration, atherosclerosis and other aspects of cardiovascular disease. Role of genetic polymorphisms as determinants for the bioavailability, bioactivity and disease preventing effects of these phytochemicals and micronutrients.