Professor Martin Blank has been in the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University for over 40 years. His most recent research has been on effects of EMF on stress protein synthesis and on ion and electron transport enzymes. He has worked for the US government, as well as industry, and has organized many scientific meetings, including two World Congresses on Electricity and Magnetism in Biology and Medicine, and the Gordon Research Conference on Bioelectrochemistry.