Richard S. Lord, PhD, director of the Department of Science and Education at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory, received his doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin in 1970 with studies of methods for protein tertiary structure measurements. From 1970 to 1973 he was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona, conducting studies of the mechanism of insulin self association. From there he moved to a staff fellowship at NIH in Bethesda, MD to work in the Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Disease. Dr. Lord served as Professor and Chairman of Biochemistry at Life College for 10 years where he concurrently taught Advanced Clinical Nutrition and worked as part of the team that put in place a new undergraduate degree program in nutrition. He joined Metametrix Clinical Laboratory in 1989, where he has served as vice president of research and development and laboratory director. His publications include articles in professional journals as well as books and laboratory manuals for college curricula. He has served as Clinical Laboratory Director at various facilities and has developed methods for analysis of trace elements, fatty acids, and organic acids.