Benjamin Bikman earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and professor (Brigham Young University) is to better understand chronic modern-day diseases, with a special emphasis on the origins and consequences of metabolic disorders, including obesity and diabetes. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings.