Scientific Staff

Merrill Garnett

Dr. Merrill Garnett is the Laboratory Director and Founder of Garnett McKeen Laboratory, Inc. Dr. Garnett, a Biophysical Electrochemist, has for the past forty years worked on non-toxic metal complex formulations for nutritional, veterinary, in vitro diagnostics, and medical therapy applications. He has worked in research laboratories at the Central Islip State Hospital, Waldemar Medical Research Foundation, Northport Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, and the High Technology Incubator of Stony Brook University. Dr. Garnett’s principal research interests focus on his findings that ultra- low frequency electrical currents are at the heart of all physiological processes. He believes that the regulation of charge transfer may form the basis of several new methods of drug discovery and medical treatment.

Frank Antonawich

Dr. Frank Antonawich is a Senior Scientist and the Clinical Research Administrator. For twelve years, he was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Stony Brook University. Dr. Antonawich is currently the Chairman and a Professor of Biology at St. Joseph’s College. He has published key papers relating to Palladium Lipoic Acid Complex and ischemia. He is directing the current in vitro cancer studies and coordinating the related clinical trials. His physiological research relates to cellular metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction. Dr. Antonawich has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has written multiple chapters for books. His research focuses on the role of cellular energy and metabolism in disease states(i.e. cancer and stroke).

Patrick Valane

Patrick Valane is a lab manager at Garnett McKeen Laboratory in Bohemia, N.Y. He received his bachelors of science from St. Joseph’s College in 2001. Following graduation, he went on to work at SUNY Stony Brook in the departments of emergency medicine, biomedical engineering, and neurology.