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Specialties & Experience
General Specialties:Nutrition and Sports Medicine
Specialty Focus:Dietary Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Sports Nutrition, Protein, Cosmetics, Energy Drinks, Caffeine, Stimulants, Banned Substances, Doping, Cannabinoids, Hemp Extracts, Cannabidiol / CBD, Probiotics, Weight Loss, Pet Supplements, Clinical Trials, Clinical Research, Botanical / Herbal Extracts
Education:Master of Science, UC Berkeley; Bachelor of Science, Cal State U Long Beach
Years in Practice:30
Forty-six years of natural products industry experience, including co-founder of several dietary supplement, sports nutrition, and cosmetic companies; creator of "thermogenic" / weight loss category (in 1990); co-creator of creatine category in North America (1993). Zealous, evidence-based scientist (nutritional and exercise biochemist), with collaborations on over 50 university-based clinical trials, ranging from AIDS to Lou Gehrig's disease to muscle building to weight / fat loss. Internationally recognized as evidence-based communicator and leader. Interviewed in NY Times (page 1a), Forbes, and Business Week. Savvy and experienced in trademark / trade dress and patent infringement (studied for the US Patent Bar), including expert witness engagement. Past expert in CBD and Cannabis / hemp extracts, misbranded cosmetics, energy and cognitive function drinks, violation of GMPs in manufacturing /adulterated products, and doping violations of elite/pro athletes linked to dietary supplements (first to overturn an NFL doping violation--1999). Invited research panelist at Federal Trade Commission "Deception in Weight Loss Advertising"; invited presenter, Dietary Supplement Research Practicum, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health: “Bringing a Dietary Supplement to Market”. Assiduous and fastidious, with unparalleled science and patent research skills, experience, and expertise, and in translation of science and patent/trademark jargon into mellifluous, SEAK-educated expert reports, depositions, and testimony.