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Kenneth Blum, PhD

Occupation: Executive Chairman & Psychiatric Geneticist
Born: Brooklyn, New York

PhD, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY (1968)
MSc, New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1964)
BSc, Columbia University, New York, NY (1961)

Licensed Pharmacist, State of Texas (1969); Licensed Pharmacist, State of New York (1962)

Executive Chairman, InGeneUs Inc. (2021-Present)
Chairman, Kenneth Blum Behavioral and Neurogenetic Institute (2020-Present)
Chief Scientific Officer, Geneus Health LLC. (now IVtalize Inc.) (2017-Present)
Honorary Lifetime Professor, Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary (2016-Present)
Founding President, United Scientific Science Group (2014-Present)
Chairman, IGENE (2013-Present)
Chief Scientific Officer, IGENE (2013-Present)
Chief Scientific Advisor, Dominion Diagnostics (2011-Present)
Director, LifeGen, Inc., La Jolla, CA (2008-Present)
Vice Chairman, LifeGen, Inc., La Jolla, CA (2008-Present)
Chief Scientific Officer, LifeGen, Inc., La Jolla, CA (2008-Present)
President, Synaptamine, Inc. (2003-Present)
Chief Executive Officer, Synaptamine, Inc. (2003-Present)
Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC (2003-Present)
Chairman, Geneus Health LLC. (2017-2018)
Former Chief Scientific Officer, RDSS (2016)
Chief Scientific Advisor, Nupathways Inc. (2017)
Chief Neuroscience Advisor, The Shores Treatment and Recovery (2017)
Adjunct Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, OH (2017)
Chief Scientific Officer, Victory Nutrition International, LLC (2016-2017)
Adjunct Full Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (2016-2017)
Adjunct Research Professor, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2009)
Director, Salugen Inc., San Diego, CA (2005-2008)
Vice Chairman, Salugen Inc., San Diego, CA (2005-2008)
Chief Scientific Officer, Salugen Inc., San Diego, CA (2005-2008)
Chief Scientific Advisor, Health Thru Nutrition, Hampton, VA (2002-2004)
President, NutriGenomics, Inc., San Antonio, TX (2001-2004)
Director, NutriGenomics, Inc., San Antonio, TX (2001-2004)
Chairman, NutriGenomics, Inc., San Antonio, TX (2001-2004)
Adjunct Professor, University of North Texas (1997-2001)
President, 1899 Ltd., San Antonio, TX (1995-2001)
Director, 1899 Ltd., San Antonio, TX (1995-2001)
Chairman, 1899 Ltd., San Antonio, TX (1995-2001)
Professor, UT Health San Antonio, TX (1972-1995)
Research Scientist, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX (1968-1972)

Career Related:
Scientific Editor, Executive Guest Editor, Journal of Current Psychopharmacolgy, PATH Foundation NY, New York, NY (1989-Present); Scientific Consultant, Human Genome Center, Howard University (2017); Chief Scientific Consultant, Neurogenesis Inc., Houston, TX (1984-1990); Director, Pharmagen, Denver, CO (1984-1985); Chairman, Pharmagen, Denver, CO (1984-1985); Founding President, United Scientific Group; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome and Addiction Science; Co-editor-in-chief, Journal of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology; Editorial Board Member, Journal of Medical Genetics and Genomics; Editorial Board Member, The Physician and Sportsmedicine; Managing Editor, Frontiers in Bioscience; Senior Medical Advisor, Electronic Waveform Laboratory; Editorial Board Member, BMC Medical Genomics; Editorial Board Member, Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling; Editorial Board Member, The Open Obesity Journal; Editorial Board Member, Functional Neurology; Editorial Board Member, BMC Research Notes; Associate Editor, BMC Research Notes; Editorial Board Member, Trends in Applied Sciences Research; Editorial Board Member, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs

Creative Works:
Co-author, “Molecular Neurobiology of Addiction Recovery: The 12 Steps Program and Fellowship” (2014); Editor-in-Chief, Substance Use & Misuse; Author, “Handbook of Abusable Drugs”; Author, “Overload: Attention Deficit Disorder and the Addictive Brain”; Editor, “Handbook of Psychiatric Genetics”; Editor, “Neurotoxicology”; Editor, “Steroid Receptors and Disease: Cancer, Autoimmune, Bone, and Circulatory Disorders”; Editor, “Folk Medicine and Herbal Healing”; Editor, “Alcohol and Opiates: Neurochemical and Behavioral Mechanisms”; Contributor, Over 450 Articles, Professional Journals; Author/Co-author, 16 Books; Co-author, with the Merlene and David Miller, “Staying Clean & Sober”

Coining the phrase reward deficiency syndrome and having over 500 papers written on the topic; Coining the term brain reward cascade; Discovery of the first gene association for alcoholism-dopamine D2 receptor gene; Discovery of Dl-phenylalanine, as an enkephalinase inhibitor, blocks alcohol craving; Invention of synaptamine; Research in common genetic thread for compulsive, addictive and impulsive behaviors; Development of first patent on nutrigenomics ever awarded in the US and Europe, Impact Genomics Inc., La Jolla, California; Patents in field; Five patents pending in field; Two European patents; Research on a genetic panel that will be able to identify high risk behaviors at birth; Considered by some to be the father of Psychiatric Genetics and the Father of Neuroadaptagen Amino-Acid Therapy; Patent, Genetic Addiction Risk Score, (2018); Patent, Anti-RDS Compounds the Method of Manufacturer and Administration there of to Induce Dopamine Homeostasis (2021)

Recipient, Psychiatry Selection Award, “Handbook of Psychiatric Genetics” (1997); Recipient, Julius Axelrod (Nobel Laurate) Distinguished Speaker Award (1986); Honoree, Book of the Month, “Handbook of Abusable Drugs” (1985)


Son of Harry and Lena Blum
Life Partner: Margaret Madigan
Children: Jeffrey Harris; Seth Howard
Stepchild: Moses Madigan

Songwriting; Jazz

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the World – 2010, 27th Edition (pub. 2009)

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