Executive Vice President,
Product, Science & Technology
Life Sciences, Botanist
Ms. Srivastava brings great academic and professional credentials to the GNLD Scientific Advisory Board. She has a B.S. degree in Life Sciences, an M.S. in Botany, and an MBA with specialization in Marketing – all from premier universities in India. After starting her career in the pharmaceutical industry where she played a key role in managing cardiovascular, anti-ulcerant, NSAIDs, anti-infective and other therapeutic medicines; Ms. Srivastava decided to make the transition from the “sickness” industry to the “wellness” industry. With about 20 years of experience in the Health and Wellness industry, she has conceptualized and directed research & development, clinical study design, as well as marketing initiatives for a wide range of pioneering products that have helped improve the health and lives of countless people around the world.
Ms. Srivastava is a strategic leader who is able to leverage her technical and business expertise to convert cutting-edge scientific research into innovative and meaningful product solutions.
A frequent speaker at corporate events, Ms. Srivastava is a passionate advocate of GNLD product philosophy that brings together the best of nature and science, and embraces GNLD’s uncompromising commitment to scientific research and quality standards.
Product Technologist, Researcher
Member, New York Academy of Sciences and Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Originally an electronics engineer from Silicon Valley, California, Mr. Miller’s experience in product science and technology dates back to 1966. Following a brief career at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Moffet Field, California, he switched career paths and moved into product manufacturing. His experience leading to his current position as Vice President of Science and Technology includes manufacturing administration, domestic and international product development, and international research and marketing for GNLD International.
In his 40+ years of experience, Mr. Miller has researched, developed, and marketed more than 500 products in more than 50 countries. He works closely with the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) in Washington, D.C. (and is currently a member of their Senior Scientific Advisory Council) and the Direct Sales Association (DSA) to support the health and business interests of GNLD and its distributors. He is also a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
Mr. Miller’s ongoing concerns include issues that influence the direct sales and health products industries, particularly health claims regulations, promoting health awareness, protecting freedom of choice, and helping to protect our environment. An excellent communicator, Mr. Miller is noted for his ability to adapt highly technical scientific material into easily understood language.
Noted Product Formulator, Writer & Lecturer
Dr. Hooper earned his B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, and Math from Stephen F. Austin University in Texas, received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Nutrition from Texas A&M University, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Institute for Biomedical Research at the University of Texas.
A talented and accomplished communicator, Dr. Hooper is an expert in the field of human nutrition and biochemistry. He taught biochemistry at Texas A&M, Dept. of Biochemistry and Nutrition, and taught Biology, Chemistry, and general science courses at the high school level.
He is credited with numerous scientific publications, studies, articles, abstracts, and presentations in nutrition. A member of the SAB since 1984, Dr. Hooper frequently lectures on nutrition and supplementation throughout the world.
Dr. Hooper has participated in research on vitamins, hormones, lipids, and amino acids, and is a noted product formulator. He brings an in-depth understanding of the intricate environment of the individual human cell. Dr. Hooper is dedicated to providing consumers with the “straight talk” information they need to make informed decisions about nutrition.
He focuses on exploring how the thousands of synergistic nutrients in natural whole foods nourish, protect, and regenerate cells, and how whole-food supplementation can create optimum nutrition at the cellular level to enhance health and longevity.
Food Scientist, Nutritionist
Fellow, Institute of Food Technologists
Dr. Somogyi is a consulting food scientist and member of the Industry Advisory Council to the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of California, Davis. He was educated at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Budapest, and received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He then held a postdoctoral research position at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Somogyi spent 30 years in the food industry, and was a senior food scientist at SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute). He has specialized expertise in product development, foods and beverages, ingredients and additives, and the biology, processing and utilization of fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Somogyi is the author of more than 50 scientific papers. He has contributed to and edited a number of food science and technology textbooks. He served on the Editorial Board of the Critical Reviews of Food Science and Nutrition, and conducted research projects for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Somogyi is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and was a chairman and “Outstanding Member” of the Northern California chapter. Also, he is a member of the American Association of Cereal Chemists and the American Oil Chemists’ Society.
Dr. Carughi received her B.A. in Biology/Ecology and Conservation from Vassar College, her Master of Sciences degree in Human Nutrition from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Carughi also holds the title of Fellow at Stanford University for her postdoctoral research, and the title of Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.), from the American College of Nutrition. The recipient of the International Institute of Education Scholarship, Dr. Carughi has received numerous fellowships, grants, and honors, including the Neizer Fellowship from Stanford University and a National Institute of Health (NIH) research grant in experimental nutrition.
Dr. Carughi’s research has been published in numerous scientific journals and presented at prestigious scientific conferences. As a researcher in nutritional biochemistry at Columbia, Berkeley, and Stanford Universities, Dr. Carughi focused on the role that nutrients play in growth and development.
Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, and with extensive contacts within the international scientific community, Dr. Carughi believes strongly that a fundamental purpose of scientific research is to contribute to creating new products that have the potential to literally change people’s lives for the better.
Expert in Food Technology and Phytochemistry
Dr. Shepherd received his B.S. from Durham University (United Kingdom), and his M.S. and Doctorate degrees in Microbial Biochemistry from Manchester University (U.K.). He completed his postdoctoral studies in Microbial Enzymology at the University of California, Davis.
A world-renowned biochemist and expert in phytochemicals, Dr. Shepherd’s 20+ years of experience includes 16 scientific publications, 12 patents, and extensive experience in more than 40 international markets as Worldwide Director of Food Beverages for one of the world’s largest food companies.
Dr. Shepherd has a broad background in manufacturing and widespread involvement in the European scientific and technical communities. He is an authority on all aspects of food technology, from food biochemistry and raw materials, to food and beverage development, manufacture, and distribution. He is knowledgeable about the history of whole foods, the establishment of a global food supply, and how current market trends affect nutrient diversity and availability.
Dr. Shepherd is a strong believer in natural approaches to health and longevity, and believes that dietary supplementation is essential to achieving long-term good health.
Ph.D. Biochemist, Nutritionist
Dr. Clayton earned her B.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry with Nutrition from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Dr. Clayton has extensive international experience in both Research and Development within the nutritional healthcare industry.
Dr. Clayton’s early research investigated the effects of food processing on trace element metabolism, particularly zinc and iron. Later, she worked as Director for Health and Functional Nutrition for one of the leading companies in Consumer Healthcare. At this time Dr. Clayton led the teams for ingredient research and development of products, including weight management products, sport and nutritional drinks, and infant and maternal nutrition.
Dr. Clayton has numerous publications and patents to her name and has recently established herself as a health practitioner in Nutritional Therapy and Phytotherapy. Dr. Clayton believes strongly in the role and importance of complementary medicine as part of the overall approach to healthcare. Dr. Clayton has extensive contacts within the international scientific community and is a member of several Nutrition Research Societies as well as the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids.
Fluent in English and French, and also speaking good German, Dr. Clayton believes that nutritional education plays a key role in our global community, enabling the individual to make the right choices concerning food choice and lifestyle.
Director of New Product Development
Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
With an educational background in Biological Sciences, Mark Lowman began his career researching and developing phyto-nutriceuticals, specializing in alternative nutrient delivery systems for the horticultural and specialty agricultural industries. Much of this development work focused on polymeric coatings and films and their use to create controlled-release formulations.
In addition to his work with product development, Mr. Lowman became a certified expert in quality control systems, managing quality control and assurance. Mark Lowman has a deep conviction regarding the importance of good nutrition leading to good health. This conviction, combined with his work with phyto-nutriceuticals, led to a natural progression towards the field of human nutrition. Since 1995, Mr. Lowman has been an integral part of GNLD’s product development team, following established guidelines to create new products and conducting extensive product testing to assure that the best possible products are available to GNLD customers. His outstanding skills in both the laboratory and the factory have produced years of successful work with GNLD’s Scientific Advisory Board, turning advanced product concepts into functional finished products manufactured and distributed throughout the world.
Mr. Lowman has contributed to the development of numerous GNLD products, including Tre-en-en® capsules, the GR2 Control® weight loss products, Salmon Oil Plus™, Full Motion®, and many others. He is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, the American Chemical Society, and the American Institute of Biological Scientists. Mr. Lowman served on the Botanicals/Quality Standards Committee for the Council for Responsible Nutrition and is a past member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.
Ph.D., Sc.D., D-A.T.S.
Member, Ten Scientific Societies, Consultant, World Health Organization
Dr. Arthur Furst acted as Senior Member of the GNLD Scientific Advisory Board for 25 years. He retired in January 2000 at the age of 85 to focus more time on developing some of his other interests! Dr. Furst maintained contact with GNLD and met regularly with SAB members until his passing in December of 2005. Dr. Furst received his A.B. and M.A. in Chemistry and Math from the University of California, Los Angeles, his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University, and his Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) from the University of San Francisco, a degree awarded for his pioneering work in toxicology. Having served in several different professional capacities at Stanford, the University of San Francisco, and the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Furst retired from academia in 1980. Dr. Furst was reconfirmed as a Diplomate of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences (D-A.T.S.), a distinction held by fewer than 100 scientists worldwide!
Dr. Furst's name is internationally recognized in academic circles for his scientific achievements in toxicology and cancer research. He pioneered research of compounds even before the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute were established. He was a founder of the Stanford Cancer Chemotherapy Laboratory
The Science Behind GNLD
Purity, Potency and Proof
GNLD products are based in nature and backed by science. We use only the finest whole food, human food chain ingredients that are backed by research of world-leading scientists and nutritionists.
A History of Scientific Excellence
A Nutritional Heritage
The Scientific Advisory Board, founded in 1976 by Dr. Furst, originated in the NeoLife nutritionals family. Now backing the entire range of GNLD’s products, the Scientific Advisory Board sits at the core of a worldwide network of leading scientists and research facilities. The SAB seal guarantees you the finest, safest, most effective products in the world.
Executive Vice President, Product, Science & Technology Life Sciences, Botanist
Product Technologist, Researcher
Member, New York Academy of Sciences and Society of Cosmetic Chemists
Biochemist, Nutritionist Noted Product Formulator, Writer & Lecturer
Food Scientist, Nutritionist, Fellow Institute of Food Technologists
Nutritional Scientist, Stanford Fellow
Microbial Biochemist, Expert in Food Technology & Phytochemistry
Biochemist, Nutritionist Health Practitioner
New Product Development Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists