Stephanie Seneff


Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She received the B.S. degree in Biophysics in 1968, the M.S. and E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1980, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1985, all from MIT. For over three decades, her research interests have always been at the intersection of biology and computation – developing a computational model for the human auditory system, understanding human language so as to develop algorithms and systems for human computer interactions, as well as applying natural language processing (NLP) techniques to gene predictions. She has published over 170 refereed articles on these subjects, and has been invited to give keynote speeches at several international conferences. She has also supervised numerous Master's and PhD theses at MIT. In 2012, Dr. Seneff was elected Fellow of the International Speech and Communication Association (ISCA).

In recent years, Dr. Seneff has focused her research interests back towards biology. She is concentrating mainly on the relationship between nutrition and health. Since 2011, she has written 10 papers (7 as first author) in various medical and health-related journals on topics such as modern day diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, autism, cardiovascular diseases), analysis and search of databases of drug side effects using NLP techniques, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.

Contact Information

Stephanie Seneff
Rm G-438 MIT Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
seneff@csail.mit.edu

Glyphosate, Roundup, Glyphosate-Tolerance GM Soybeans, Chemical Extracted Soybean Food Oil/Soybean Powder Cause Serious Harm to Health of American/Chinese People. Compiled and translated by I-wan, Chen (cheniwan@cei.gov.cn). (Download)

Roundup and GMOs: Are We Gambling with the Future of Food? July 29, 2014, Talk presented at the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)

Presentation at an Informational Hearing on Genetically Modified Organisms for the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee of the Pennsylvania legislature. (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)

Is Roundup the Toxic Chemical that's Making Us All Sick? June 5, 2014, Groton School, Campbell Performing Arts Center, Groton MA. (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)

Presentation on glyphosate on May 24, at AutismOne in Chicago (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version) (Video Presentation)

Presentation on glyphosate on April 28, 2014 hosted by the MIT and Wellesley Alumni Associations
(Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)

Presentation on April 12, 2014 at Unite For Sight's 11th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference. (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)

Presentation on March 26, 2014 at International Symposium on Vaccines in Nice, France: A Role for the Pineal Gland in Neurological Damage Following Aluminum-adjuvanted Vaccination (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)

Presentation on March 16, 2014 at Physicians' Roundtable Conference in Tampa, FL. (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)

Presentation on Oct 16, 2013 hosted by the Wellesley chapter of the League of Women Voters. Video. Slides.

Nancy Swanson, Andre Leu, Jon Abrahamson and Bradley Wallet. Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America. Journal of Organic Systems, 9(2), 2014. Click Here

Genetically engineered crops, glyphosate and the deterioration of health in the United States of America. by Nancy Swanson, Andre Leu, Jon Abrahamson and Bradley Wallet. Click Here
Compilation (by Rosemary Mason MB ChB FRCA) of data worldwide on effects of glyphosate on human health. Click Here

Former Monsanto employee put in charge of GMO papers at journal Click Here
Scientific journal withdraws Seralini paper on Roundup toxicity Click Here

Autism Rates and Glyphosate Application Rates to Corn and Soy in the U.S. as A Function of Time. Click Here

Slides Presented to MIT Faculty at CSAIL Offsite Meeting on May 17, 2013, on autism and glyphosate. (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)


Papers on Nutrition and Disease

Note: These papers collectively explain how widespread cholesterol sulfate deficiency throughout the body is behind most modern diseases and conditions.
  1. CA Shaw, S Seneff, SD Kette, L Tomljenovic, JW Oller Jr., and RM Davidson. "Aluminum-Induced Entropy in Biological Systems: Implications for Neurological Disease." Journal of Toxicology 2014: Article ID 491316. (Download)
  2. CA Shaw, SD Kette, RM Davidson, and S Seneff. "Aluminum’s Role in CNS-immune System Interactions leading to Neurological Disorders." Immunome Research 2013; 9:069. doi: 10.4172/1745-7580.1000069. (Download)
  3. Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, " Glyphosate, pathways to modern diseases II: Celiac sprue and gluten intolerance." Interdiscip Toxicol. 2013; 6(4): 159–184. (Download)
  4. Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff, "Glyphosate's Suppression of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes and Amino Acid Biosynthesis by the Gut Microbiome: Pathways to Modern Diseases" Entropy 2013, 15(4), 1416-1463; doi:10.3390/e15041416 (Download)
  5. Robert M. Davidson, Ann Lauritzen and Stephanie Seneff, "Biological Water Dynamics and Entropy: A Biophysical Origin of Cancer and Other Diseases" Entropy 2013, 15, 3822-3876; doi:10.3390/ e15093822 (Download)
  6. Stephanie Seneff, Ann Lauritzen, Robert Davidson and Laurie Lentz-Marino, "Is Encephalopathy a Mechanism to Renew Sulfate in Autism?" Entropy 2013, 15, 372-406; doi:10.3390/e15010372 (Download)
  7. Stephanie Seneff, Ann Lauritzen, Robert Davidson and Laurie Lentz-Marino, "Is Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase a Moonlighting Protein Whose Day Job is Cholesterol Sulfate Synthesis? Implications for Cholesterol Transport, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease." Entropy 2012, 14, 2492-2530; doi:10.3390/e14122492 (Download)
  8. Stephanie Seneff, Robert M. Davidson and Jingjing Liu, "Is Cholesterol Sulfate Deficiency a Common Factor in Preeclampsia, Autism, and Pernicious Anemia?" Entropy 2012, 14, 2265-2290; doi:10.3390/e14112265 (Download)
  9. Samantha Hartzell and Stephanie Seneff, "Impaired Sulfate Metabolism and Epigenetics: Is There a Link in Autism?" Entropy 2012, 14, 1953-1977; doi:10.3390/e14101953 (Download)
  10. Stephanie Seneff, Robert M. Davidson, and Jingjing Liu, "Empirical Data Confirm Autism Symptoms Related to Aluminum and Acetaminophen Exposure," Entropy 2012, 14, 2227-2253; doi:10.3390/e14112227 (Download)
  11. Robert M. Davidson, and Stephanie Seneff, "The Initial Common Pathway of Inflammation, Disease, and Sudden Death," Entropy 2012, 14, 1399-1442; doi:10.3390/e14081399 (Download)
  12. Stephanie Seneff, Glyn Wainwright, and Luca Mascitelli, "Nutrition and Alzheimer's Disease: The Detrimental Role of a High Carbohydrate Diet," European Journal of Internal Medicine 22 (2011) 134-140; doi:10.1016/j.ejim.2010.12.017 (Download)
  13. Stephanie Seneff, Glyn Wainwright, and Luca Mascitelli, "Is the Metabolic Syndrome Caused by a High Fructose, and Relatively Low Fat, Low Cholesterol Diet?" Archives of Medical Science, 2011; 7, 1: 8-20; doi:10.5114/aoms.2011.20598 (Download)
  14. Stephanie Seneff, Robert Davidson, and Luca Mascitelli, "Might cholesterol sulfate deficiency contribute to the development of autistic spectrum disorder?" Medical Hypotheses, 8, 213-217, 2012. (Download)
  • Legal Edition television interview with Mary Kay Elloian on glyphosate and Roundup. November 3, 2014.
  • Radio Interview with Dr. Cindy Anderson on FTNS radio January 23, 2013.
  • Cancer to the rescue? How Tumor Cells Work Overtime to Restore Vascular Health WAPF Article, January 20, 2014.


  • Weston Price Fondation Wise Traditions Presentations

  • Powerpoint Presentations at the Weston A. Price Wise Traditions 15th Annual Conference Indianapolis November 7-10, 2014.
    Pesticides, Antibiotics, Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals: Are They the Cause of our Current Health Crisis?
    1. Nutrition (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    2. Pesticides: Focus on Roundup (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    3. Vaccines, Antibiotics, and Microbes (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    4. Pharmaceutical Drugs: Focus on Statins (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)

  • Powerpoint Presentations at the London Chapter's Weston Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference in February, 2014.
    1. GMOs and Roundup: a Marriage Made in Hell (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    2. Cholesterol, Sulfate and Heart Disease (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
  • Powerpoint Presentations at the Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Conference in Atlanta, GA, November 2013.
    1. Introduction (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    2. Cholesterol Sulfate (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    3. Gut Microbes: How They Help Us Out (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    4. Autism, Depression, and Alzheimer's Disease (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    5. Glyphosate: The Elephant in the Room (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    6. Nutrition: Facts and Fiction (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
  • Powerpoint Presentations at the Weston A. Price Wise Traditions Conference in Santa Clara, CA, in November, 2012.
    1. Taurine: A Mysterious Molecule with Intriguing Possibilities (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
    2. Nutrition, Toxins, and Health: Facts and Speculation. Part I: Nutrition (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF version)
    3. Nutrition, Toxins, and Health: Facts and Speculation. Part II: Biology (Powerpoint Slides) (PDF Version)
  • Powerpoint Presentations at the London Chapter's Weston Price Foundation Wise Traditions Conference in March, 2012.
    1. Let The Sun Shine In! (Powerpoint Slides)
    2. The Silver Lining in Chronic Disease (Powerpoint Slides)
    3. Autism, Alzheimer's and Depression: A Shared Underlying Pathology and Treatment (Powerpoint Slides)
    4. Glossary of Terms (Pdf File)
  • Powerpoint Presentations at Weston Price Foundation's 2011 Wise Traditions Conference in Dallas, Texas.
    1. Cholesterol, Sulfur, Lactate, and Sunlight: a New Paradigm for Health (Powerpoint Slides)
    2. Autism, Vaccines, and Cholesterol Sulfate (Powerpoint Slides)
    3. How Statins Really Work Explains Why They Don't Really Work (Powerpoint Slides)

    Essays on health
    1. Low Fat Diet and Sunscreen: A Recipe for Disaster
    2. Why You should Think Twice before Starting Statin Therapy
    3. Statins, Pregnancy, Sepsis, Cancer, Heart Failure: A Critical Analysis.
    4. APOE-4: The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins may Cause Alzheimer's.
    5. Statins and Myoglobin: How Muscle Pain and Weakness Progress to Heart, Lung and Kidney Failure
    6. The Obesity Epidemic: is the Metabolic Syndrome a Nutritional Deficiency Disease? View this page in Romanian courtesy of azoft
    7. Is ADHD Caused by Insufficient Dietary Fat?
    8. Could Sulfur Deficiency be a Contributing Factor in Obesity, Heart Disease, Alzheimer's and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
    9. How Statins Really Work Explains Why They Don't Really Work.
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )

    Video and Audio Clips
    1. Video Clip illustrating ability for student to create flash cards and use them in a simple speech-enabled interactive game on the Web (Video Clip )
    2. Video Clip illustrating simple speech-enabled card game, Rainbow Rummy, where students use vocabulary of named objects and colors communicatively. (Video Clip )
    3. Video Clip illustrating social game where two people compete against each other in Rainbow Rummy card game. (Video Clip )
    4. Video clip illustrating spoken interaction with language learning weather system (Video Clip )
    5. Audio clip of student's original speech "shang4 hai3 ne5" (Waveform file )
    6. Audio clip of student's speech with tones repaired through phase vocoder transformations (Waveform file )

    Selected Other Papers
    1. Jingjing Liu and Stephanie Seneff, A Dialogue System for Accessing Drug Reviews, ASRU, Hawaii, December, 2011.
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )
    2. Jingjing Liu, Alice Li and Stephanie Seneff, Automatic Drug Side Effect Discovery from Online Patient-Submitted Reviews: Focus on Statin Drugs, IMMM, Barcelona, Spain, October, 2011.
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )
    3. Speech-enabled Card Games for Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition in a Foreign Language, Speech Communication, Special Issue on Applications to Language Learning 51(10), 1106-1123, 2009.
      (Online Version )
    4. The Use of Subword Linguistic Modeling for Multiple Tasks in Speech Recognition, Speech Communication, Vol. 42, No. 3-4, pp. 373--390, 2004.
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )
    5. The Use of Linguistic Hierarchies in Speech Understanding, Keynote Address, ICSLP '98.
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )
    6. ANGIE: A New Framework for Speech Analysis Based on Morpho-Phonological Modelling, ICSLP '96
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )
    7. Response Planning and Generation in the Mercury Flight Reservation System. Computer Speech and Language, Vol. 16, 2002.
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )
    8. Automatic Acquisition of Names Using Speak and Spell Mode in Spoken Dialogue Systems. HLT 2003.
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )
    9. Galaxy-II: A Reference Architecture for Conversational System Development. ICSLP '98.
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )
    10. Integration of Hierarchical Linguistic, Prosodic, and Phonological Constraints in the Jupiter Domain. ICSLP '98.
      (Acrobat (PDF) file )