Dr. Rafat Siddiqui is currently working as Associate Professor and Director of the Nutrition and Food Science Laboratory at Virginia State University, Petersburg, United States. He obtained his PhD from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He is an internationally recognized expert in many areas pertinent to cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammation and the neurosciences. He has published over 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has been the invited keynote speaker at several national and international conferences. Dr. Siddiqui’s research has been featured on BBC, FOXTV, and WTHR broadcasts, as well as in the Sun, Telegraph, and Indianapolis Star newspapers and several other media outlets. He is on the editorial board of numerous journals. His recent work focuses on the health benefits of grape pomace, green papaya, and prune extracts.
Dr. Siddiqui's research interests are in the area of cancer, inflammation, and cardiovascular diseases. His research emphasis is on the synergistic modulation of breast cancer progression by combination of nutrients and drugs with omega-3 fatty acids.