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Navindra Seeram PhD. 

Navindra has over twenty years of experience in natural products research focused on bioactive compounds from medicinal plants. He is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Bioactive Botanical Research Laboratory in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island. Previous to this, he was the Assistant Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition. Navindra has co-authored over 121 original peer-reviewed research articles, 7 review articles, 16 book chapters, 6 international patents, and co-edited 3 books. He is the founding editor of the Clinical Pharmacognosy series published by CRC Press/Taylor and Francis. He serves on the advisory boards of the American Botanical Council and the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. He was the recipient of the 2009 Young Scientist Award from the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. He is among the most highly cited scientists in Agricultural Sciences by Thomson Reuters (in 2014) and is regularly quoted in the media and popular press about medicinal plants, botanical ingredients, and medicinal foods.