He has been involved with insulin
potentiation therapy (IPT) research and liaison since 1987, serving as a
co-founder, corporate officer, and board member of IPT-focused SANA Institute,
Inc. and Medical Renaissance Foundation, and helping write the IPT patents,
during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In a highly multidisciplinary academic
career, Chris Duffield has studied and made contributions in several fields,
including geology, "technoecology" (a term he invented), optics and
electronics, business, and neuroscience. An inventor and a science,
technology, and product design consultant, he patented and licensed a medical
image size measuring device. And miniature electrodes fabricated by a method he discovered
are used in several leading-edge neuroscience labs and even went up on NASA's
space shuttle. Besides
IPT, he is also interested in the functions of "virtual information"
both in the natural world and in future information technologies.
Duffield was born in Tucson,
Arizona, where he has a long family history. (His great-grandfather Selim
Franklin founded of the University of Arizona in 1885.) An Amherst College
graduate (geology), he did his doctoral work at the University of Arizona (solar
energy technoecology in arid lands), where he continued to do postdoctoral work
in diverse fields. He entered the world of Silicon Valley, with its
unmatched financial, intellectual, and technological resources, in 1996.
Unmarried, he leads a relatively
simple life focused around big projects. In his spare time he enjoys the
beach, running in the Stanford foothills, the arts, meditation, seminar surfing
all over campus, organic vegetarian food at Synergy
House when Stanford is in session, and flying off to see solar eclipses.
Chris Duffield home page
For more information contact:
Center for Latin American Studies
PO Box 19652
Stanford CA 95309-9652