John R. Miller
International Vice President of Science and Technology
  Arianna Carughi
Ph.D., C.N.S., Nutritional Sciences and Stanford Fellow
Fred Hooper
Ph.D., Biochemistry, Nutrition
  Gordon W. Newell
Ph.D., F.A.T.S., Biochemistry, Toxicology
David Shepherd
Ph.D., Microbial Chemist, World-renowned Biochemist &
Phytochemistry expert
  Laszlo Somogyi
Ph.D., Food Technology, Nutrition
Diane E. Clayton
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Nutrition
Complementary Health Practitioner
  Mark Lowman
Director of New Product Development,
GNLD International
GNLD’s Scientific Advisory Board

Today, GNLD’s SAB sits at the core of a worldwide network of leading scientists and research facilities, all dedicated to delivering the finest, safest, most effective products the world has to offer. The commitment and diligence of this highly respected global team gives GNLD a wealth of knowledge, insight, and opportunities that none of our competitors can match.
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Three decades ago, GNLD’s industry-leading Scientific Advisory Board was founded by world-renowned toxicologist and cancer researcher Dr. Arthur Furst.
Dr. Arthur Furst,
Founding Member Emeritus, SAB, Ph.D., Sc.D., D.A.T.S., Toxicologist, Pharmacologist
The GNLD Scientific Advisory Board is:


ACTIVE
SAB members conduct leading-edge research. In addition, they attend many of the world’s most important scientific meetings and seminars, where they frequently present GNLD research.

PUBLISHED
SAB members and research on our products are regularly published in leading scientific journals, including the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the International Journal of Toxicology, the FASEB Journal, and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

RESPECTED
GNLD’s reputation for scientific excellence is so well established that our products have been used by researchers from such renowned bodies as the United States Department of Agriculture, UNESCO, and major universities and scientific institutions around the world.

Because our presence in the scientific community is so strong, GNLD has been able to partner with the Stanford University Health Library to produce the annual GNLD-Arthur Furst Lecture Series on Nutrition & Disease Prevention and with the University of San Francisco to award the annual Arthur Furst Undergraduate Scholarship.

Through these ongoing programs, GNLD is changing the face of health care and disease prevention through nutrition by actively supporting today’s scientists and tomorrow’s doctors.




Arthur Furst, Founding Member Emeritus, SAB,
Ph.D., Sc.D., D.A.T.S.


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.

John R. Miller
Vice President of Science and Technology, GNLD International


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, Technology and Marketing includes manufacturing administration, domestic and international product development, and international research and marketing for GNLD International.

In his 30+ 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 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. He is also very well-versed about the challenges facing our water supply. An excellent communicator, Mr. Miller is noted for his ability to adapt highly technical scientific material into easily understood language.


Arianna Carughi, Ph.D., C.N.S.

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.

Fred Hooper, Ph.D.

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.


Gordon W. Newell, Ph.D.

Dr. Newell received his B.A. in Chemistry and M.S. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin. After completing his graduate studies and a post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Newell joined Stanford Research Institute as Senior Biochemist. During the next 28 years, he directed the development of one of the first toxicology departments in the United States.

Dr. Newell has held numerous administrative research positions and has directed chemical and environmental research programs in the toxicology of food additives, industrial chemicals, drugs, and pesticides. He has also designed and accredited laboratory research facilities. Dr. Newell served as Associate Executive Director for the Board of Toxicology and Environmental Health Hazards of the National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences.

He later was Senior Program Manager for Health Studies at the Electric Power Research Institute. Dr. Newell has authored more than 85 technical publications and papers, plus several hundred client-confidential reports. He has been a speaker and participant for numerous national and international scientific meetings, and has served as a member and Chair of many scientific advisory and review committees.

He is a charter member of the Society of Toxicology and was the organizing chair and first President of the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Toxicology. He is past President of the American College of Toxicology and the Environmental Mutagen Society, and a member of the organizing committee for the Society for Risk Analysis. Dr. Newell is a Fellow and former President of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences, an honorary society with which he has been affiliated since 1981.


David Shepherd, Ph.D.

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.


Laszlo P. Somogyi, Ph.D.

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. Diane Clayton,
Ph.D. Biochemistry, Nutrition
Complementary Health Practitioner


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.


Mark Lowman
Director of New Product Development, GNLD International


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.
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