Jerry Chandler, PhD

Dr. Jerry L.R. Chandler serves as a research professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and as a Visiting Professor of the International Institute for Advanced Study, Baden-Baden, Germany. He was born in Little Falls, Minnesota. He received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. He has post-graduate studies regulatory law and extensive training in Mathematics. After three years of post-doctoral study in Genetics in Freiburg, Germany, he joined the US Public Health Service. He contributed to public health research in pharmacology, toxicology, genetics, epidemiology, occupational health policy and scientific computer systems design. In 1996, he joined the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study of George Mason University. He served for three years on the National Academy of Sciences Committee for the Destruction of Chemical Weapons. In 2001, he became a Visiting Professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Baden-Baden, Germany. The U.S. Public Health Service, the IIAS and the CASYS organization of Liege, Belgium awarded special recognitions to his scientific accomplishments. He serves on the editorial board of the Italian journal of Logic, Metalogicon. He was co-founder of the Washington Evolutionary Systems Society (WESS) in 1983 and continues to serve WESS as president. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Information Sciences, a Spanish scientific organization. For the past 10 years, a focus of his research was the ontological conceptualization of relationships among the disciplines. Dr. Chandler has published more than 20 experimental scientific papers, including the first demonstration of metabolic feedback control in vitamin metabolism. Other publications include several occupational health criteria documents, public policy documents on the destruction of chemical weapons, and numerous papers in system theory and cybernetics. He has lectured widely in both the U.S. and Europe. Most recently, he created a new number system, the perplex number system for describing chemical and biological systems.