James H. Maryanski

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James H. Maryanski (Jim Maryanski) was responsible for coordinating the U.S. FDA's food biotechnology policy beginning in 1986.

According to a bio from 2003:[1]

"James Maryanski is Biotechnology Co-ordinator with the United States Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Dr Maryanski joined the FDA in 1977. Since 1986, he has been responsible for co-ordinating the development of the FDA's food biotechnology policy. He received a BSc in microbiology in 1965 from Ohio State University, after which he was employed by the US Public Health Service in Cincinnati, Ohio, to develop dry-heat processes to sterilise unmanned spacecraft for NASA. After leaving the Public Health Service, Dr Maryanski studied microbiology, molecular biology, and marine science at the University of New Hampshire, where he received a PhD in 1972.
"He then spent four years at the National Institute for Dental Research, of the National Institutes of Health, investigating mechanisms of carbohydrate transport and cellular adhesion in dental micro-organisms. Dr Maryanski has served as an expert consultant on food biotechnology for the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization. He has received the FDA Commissioner's Special Citation and Commendable Service Awards for his work in food biotechnology."

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  1. Witness biographies, April 3, 2003, Accessed October 24, 2011.

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