RUSSEL REITER, Ph.D. received his Degree in Endocrinology from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1964. He was then appointed Professor of Anatomy at the University of Rochester, New York and later at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas. Since 1984, he has been a Professor of Neuro-endocrinology at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He may be contacted at 210-567-3859.

In the subsequent 30 years, Dr. Reiter has received more than 40 honors and awards, including 3 Honorary Doctorates in Medicine and the coveted McIntyre Medal for Achievement in Medical Science.

Dr. Reiter is Founder and Editor of The Journal of Pineal Research and he has served on the Advisory Board of 23 other Medical Journals. He has been first author or made substantial contributions to more than 700 research articles in peer-reviewed Journals including Science, Nature and Lancet. He has written 6 professional books and edited 37 others. He is also a dedicated teacher and has worked with more than 90 postdoctoral students. His outstanding teaching ability has earned him 4 separate citations.

Dr. Reiter has devoted 33 years of research to the pineal gland and melatonin. Colleagues have labeled him “the godfather” of melatonin research. His major interests in research have related to the role of the pineal gland and melatonin in reproductive physiology, factors regulating pineal melatonin production and, most recently, the function of melatonin in antioxidative defense mechanisms.

Dr. Reiter co-authored a book with Jo Robinson called Melatonin – Breakthrough Discoveries That Can Help You. This book reveals cutting-edge research on melatonin – a natural hormone and antioxidant that helps determine how well we sleep, how fast we age and how effectively we fight off disease and toxins. Chapter 6, Taming the Savage Cell, tells about your built-in protection against cancer.

The book also provides vital information on how to protect and enhance your body’s natural production of this life-giving hormone such as High Serotonin In The Day, High Melatonin At Night – A Recipe For Health.

Dr. Reiter will speak on Malillumination, Melatonin & Cancer.


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