The Joan H. Facey Linus Pauling Institute Professorship

Georgia resident Joahn Facey is passionate about nutrition research and outreach, and for many years she has avidly followed and supported the work of the Linus Pauling Institute. In 2012 she established an endowment to support the LPI director and advance the institute's priorities.

Balz Frei an international search, Balz Frei became director of the Linus Pauling Institute in 1997. He is also a professor in OSU's Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Frei is an internationally recognized expert on the role of antioxidants, including vitamin C, in atherosclerosis and heart disease. His primary area of interest lies in the role of nutritional factors in maintaining optimal health and preventing and treating disease, a subject at the center of Linus Pauling's concerns for the last twenty-five years of his career.

After completing his doctorate in biochemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Frei worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Bruce N. Ames at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1990 to 1994, Frei held faculty positions in nutrition and toxicology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and from 1994 to 1997 faculty positions in medicine and biochemistry at the Boston University School of Medicine.


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