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Garret Yount, PhD, is a Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. Dr. Yount’s expertise is in molecular neurobiology and his primary interest is bridging human genomics with aspects of consciousness and the nonmaterial mind. He began his formal studies in consciousness research with a small grant from the Institute of Noetic Sciences in 1995, which allowed him to work with biofield practitioners and spiritual healers in the laboratory. Since then, he has established a track record in obtaining research funding from both federal and private agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense, and has had the opportunity to work with healers from the United States, Canada, China, Japan, India, Russia, Hungary, Brazil, and Sri Lanka.

Dr. Yount serves as editor to the newly created International Journal of Psychosocial Genomics, Health and Consciousness Research, and as scientific reviewer for numerous other professional biomedical journals, including Cancer Research, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Experimental Biology and Medicine, and EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. Dr. Yount also serves as a Scientific Advisor to biotechnology companies and federal agencies, including Nuvilex, Inc. and NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Education

1992–1997
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brain Tumor Research Center
University of California, San Francisco

1987–1992
PhD, Neurobiology and Behavior
State University of New York at Stony Brook

1983–1987
BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Minor in Philosophy
Pennsylvania State University

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