Dr. Sears receives Ph.D. in biochemistry at age 24 from Indiana University.
Dr. Sears starts one of the first biotechnology firms (Lipid Specialties) in the U.S. to develop drug-delivery systems for cancer drugs.
Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for understanding role of eicosanoids in inflammation.
Dr. Sears introduces first high-protein nutrition bar to alter hormonal responses to control inflammation.
Stanford swimmers following the Zone Diet win 7 Gold Medals at 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Publication of The Zone (#1 New York Times best-seller)
Publication of Mastering the Zone (a New York Times best seller)
Publication of Zone Perfect Meals in Minutes (a New York Times best seller and one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time)
Publication of The Anti-Aging Zone
Publication of The Soy Zone (the Zone Diet for vegetarians)
Publication of The OmegaRx Zone that started the fish oil revolution
Dr. Sears pioneers use of high-dose fish oil to reduce inflammation.
Dr. Sears establishes the non-profit Inflammation Research Foundation for continuing medical research into the role of inflammation and chronic disease.
Publication of The Anti-Inflammation Zone on role of inflammation in chronic disease
Publication of Toxic Fat, describing how inflammation causes obesity
Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for
understanding the innate immune system and its role in inflammation
Dr. Sears introduces his patented appetite-suppression pasta technology.
Publication of The Mediterranean Zone describing the role of polyphenols in human health