Laurance Johnston, PhD - Laurance Johnston obtained his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). He became a regulatory scientist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and later Director, Division of Scientific Review, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH). After leaving NIH, he assumed the directorship of the Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundations, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). Supported by PVA, Dr. Johnston currently researches and writes about various alternative, complementary, or innovative therapies that expand the healing spectrum of people with spinal cord injury. He has been invited to speak at national and international meetings and is listed in Who's Who in America.