Scientific & Technical Advisory Board
David A. Paslin, M.D. — Physician and Dermatologic Surgeon for the Treatment of Dermatologic Diseases
Dr. Paslin brings over 30 years of experience in clinical practice and biomedical research in broad areas of dermatology and dermatologic surgery.
Dr. Paslin is one of the founding partners of Affiliates in Dermatology, the oldest office specialized in dermatology in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also been chief of dermatology at Summit Hospital, Oakland. For many years Dr. Paslin has been on the clinical faculty of at the University of California at San Francisco’s School of Medicine and contributed to the teaching program of the dermatology residents. Dr. Paslin also serves as an Adjunct Scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). In April 2011, Dr. Paslin performed surgery for skin cancer on California governor Jerry Brown. [read more]
L. Daniel Stern, MD, FACS — General Surgeon and Emergency Medicine Physician
Dr. Stern brings over 40 years of experience in clinical practice in general surgery and emergency medicine in trauma wound management.
Dr. Stern co-founded the Burn Unit of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center along with Dr. James Mark, professor of surgery at Stanford University Hospital. As one of the most recognized surgeons for treating burn injuries in Silicon Valley, Dr. Stern has trained many resident surgeons and medical students in hospitals and medical schools locally and nationwide, including Santa Clara Country Hospital Burn Unit, Loyola University in Chicago, and Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital.
Joseph L. Evans, Ph.D. – Expert in Pharmaceutical and Natural Product Development & Marketing
Dr. Evans is a pharmaceutical scientist and serial entrepreneur with over twenty years experience in the research, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical and natural product therapeutics for the metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes, obesity and the metabolic syndrome. Dr. Evans has published more than 40 original research articles, review articles and book chapters in these areas. [read more]
Xiang Chen, Ph.D. – Expert in Biodiversity and Medicinal Botanicals
Dr. Chen is an expert in biodiversity, plant taxonomy and informatics, and medicinal botanicals in the geographically unique mountain areas of Southwest China, including the provinces of Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan. Currently, he is Curator of Herbarium of Guizhou Academy of Sciences (HGAS), China, and Deputy Director of the Institute of Biology of GAS. [read more]
Jun Ruan – Expert in Botanical-Based Functional Foods and Nutraceutical Development
Since graduation from Peking University with a B.S. degree in chemistry, Mr. Ruan has devoted more than 2 decades into the development of innovative pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and functional food products based on botanicals grown in the mountain areas of Guangxi Province, China. [read more]
Sundeep Dugar, Ph.D. – Serial Entrepreneur /Expert in Pharmaceutical Discovery & Development
Dr. Dugar is an internationally well-known scientist and a serial entrepreneur. For over 21 years Dr. Dugar devoted his efforts into the discovery and development of innovative pharmaceuticals in the areas of cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. He has co-authored over 60 publications and presentations, and is named as co-inventor on over 80 issued and/or applied patents. [read more]