Dr. Comerford joined the IMGC Scientific Advisory Committee in 2019. In his current role as Chief Science Officer for the California Dairy Research Foundation (CDRF), Dr. Comerford co-manages the IMGC’s administration and has co-hosted seven IMGC Annual Symposia since 2012. He earned his doctoral degree in Nutritional Biology from the University of California Davis with an emphasis in Endocrinology. Dr. Comerford completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California Davis Medical Center and became a lecturer in Nutrition and Metabolism at University of California Davis. He has coordinated multiple human clinical trials in nutrition, and his work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Advances in Nutrition, Nutrients, Metabolism, Obesity, and The Journal of Nutrition. His publications include titles such as “Gene–Dairy Food Interactions and Health Outcomes: A Review of Nutrigenetic Studies”, “Dairy Foods and Dairy Proteins in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence” and “Whey Protein Supplementation Does Not Alter Plasma Branched-Chained Amino Acid Profiles but Results in Unique Metabolomics Patterns in Obese Women Enrolled in an 8-Week Weight Loss Trial”. At CDRF, he manages a portfolio of research and education projects focused on environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and human health. In addition to his work with CDRF, he is also a Food and Nutrition Consultant for FoodMinds LLC and has consulted for over twenty-five different food and nutrition companies/organizations including the National Dairy Council, US Dairy Export Council, and the IMGC.