The founder and President of the Natural Philosophy Institute is Sy Garte PhD. Dr. Garte has a doctoral degree in biochemistry and has been a professor at New York University Medical Center, the UMDNJ School of Public Health, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.

Dr. Garte has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific publications in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical carcinogenesis, molecular epidemiology, and environmental health and toxicology.

Dr. Garte is the author of several books, including Molecular Environmental Biology, Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Carcinogens, Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases, and a mass market book on the environment titled Where We Stand, A Surprising Look at the Real State of Our Planet. (AMACOM Press).

Dr. Garte is a member of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA), and is Vice President of the Metro Washington DC Chapter of the ASA. He is a member of the Board of WesleyNexus, and has also been a member of the John Templeton Foundation Board of Advisors.

Dr. Garte can be reached at sygarte@gmail.com