Ray Cronise

Scientist/Author in Huntsville, Alabama

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Little known fact: we published the spiders on drugs work at NASA in the 90s.

I like to disrupt and innovate. I love all things creative: sales, marketing, multimedia production, academic research and cooking. I like to break it and make it better.

I studied chemistry in undergraduate and graduate school and began my career as a Material Scientist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Over those 15 years at NASA, I worked in microgravity material science, biophysics, and physical & analytical chemistry. I was a co-founder of Zero Gravity Corporation with Peter Diamandis and Byron Lichtenberg - creating the world's first private parabolic flight operation.

My passion for metabolism and nutrition research is alive through contributions to hypothermics.com and I was an invited speaker at TEDMED2010. This work on thermodynamically-driven weight loss is featured in Wired Magazine, ABC Nightline, The Atlantic,The Daily Beast and 4-Hour Body by Best Selling Author, Tim Ferriss. We have a series of journal articles planned that will explore changes in our environment in relation to health. Metabolic Winter Hypothesis (2014) is the first and it's followed by Oxidative Priority (2016).

In 2015, I launched a kickstarter project, Our Broken Plate, which is one of the top ten all-time funded Journalism projects. My goal is to tell a story about our how our relationship with food changed over the last two centuries, which may have driven unprecedented chronic disease and obesity.

I want to change our relationship with food.