Thomas N. Seyfried received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Illinois. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New England and also holds a Master's degree in Genetics from Illinois State University. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine, and then served on the faculty as an Assistant Professor in Neurology. Prior to receiving full professorship, Dr. Seyfried was an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Boston College. Dr. Seyfried's research program focuses on gene environmental interactions related to complex diseases, such as epilepsy, autism, brain cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Seyfried investigates many of these diseases from the perspective of genetics, lipidomics, and energy metabolism. He the author of “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease”.