Meet the Research Team

Research Team

Dr. Rath’s scientific discoveries are the basis for the innovative clinical and nutritional research being conducted by world-class scientists at the 23,000 square foot state-of-the-art Dr. Rath Research Institute. There, they conduct academic research in Cellular Medicine, Dr. Rath’s innovative approach to health.

Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Ph.D. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Director of Research

Dr. Niedzwiecki has been instrumental in the development and growth of Cellular Medicine research. Dr. Niedzwiecki is a leading biomedical researcher in the development of nutritional therapies for the treatment of diseases. She has a doctorate degree in biochemistry from the University of Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Niedzwiecki has held research faculty positions at Rockefeller University in New York, the University of Toronto, and the University of Warsaw.

She is the former director of cardiovascular research at the prestigious Linus Pauling Institute, formerly located in California. Dr. Niedzwiecki has conducted groundbreaking research in the molecular biology of aging, cellular metabolism, and cardiovascular disease. She has directly worked with the Nobel Laureates Linus Pauling and G.M. Edelman. Dr. Niedzwiecki has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and scientific meetings, and she has published over 70 scientific publications in respected professional journals, written chapters in books, and authored several popular research articles. For the last 13 years, Dr. Niedzwiecki has been a close associate of Dr. Rath in conducting Cellular Medicine research. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and a member of the American Heart Association, the American Medical Women’s Association and other professional organizations. Read the Biography of Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Ph.D. ...hide content

Vadim Ivanov, Ph.D, M.D. Vadim Ivanov, Ph.D, M.D.
Senior Researcher

Dr. Ivanov holds a medical degree from Tomsk Medical Academy in Tomsk, Russia and doctorate degree in Biochemistry from the National Cardiology Center in Moscow, Russia. He worked as a Senior Researcher at the National Cardiology Center, and subsequently worked at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in Palo Alto, California. He joined the Dr. Rath Research Institute as a Senior Researcher in 2000.

Dr. Ivanov has authored more than 40 scientific papers, and he has presented at over 100 national and international professional meetings. Dr. Ivanov is a member of the American College of Nutrition and the American Heart Association. His major scientific field of interest is the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Dr. Ivanov’s current research interests include nutritional approaches in the prevention and treatment of chronic human diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cancer. ...hide content

M. Waheed Roomi, Ph.D.; DABT M. Waheed Roomi, Ph.D.; DABT
Senior Researcher

Dr. Roomi earned a doctorate degree in Biochemical Toxicology from the University of Surrey, England, and is a Fellow of American College of Nutrition. He is certified by the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) and American College of Nutrition (CNS). Dr. Roomi worked at the Linus Pauling Institute in Palo Alto, California for five years before joining the Dr. Rath Research Institute as a Senior Research Officer in 2000. His research interests include cancer, drug metabolism, environmental and occupational toxicology, organic synthesis, the molecular mechanism of toxicity and free radical and oxidative damage. Dr. Roomi has published approximately 150 papers in international journals, and he has presented at over 150 national and international meetings, written chapters in book and author of several popular articles. He is a member of the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), the Federation of American Society of Experimental Biology (FASEB), the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). ...hide content

Shrirang Netke, Ph.D. Shrirang Netke, Ph.D.

Dr. Netke received master’s and doctoral degrees in nutrition and biochemistry from the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the Dr. Rath Research Institute, he was a scientist at the Linus Pauling Institute, where he studied the role of vitamin C in preventing cancer and heart disease. Currently, Dr. Netke is directing Cellular Medicine research being conducted in his home country of India.

Between 1953-1987, Dr. Netke was a dean on the faculty of Veterinary Science in India and held various positions where he taught physiology and nutrition to undergraduate and graduate students. He has published several research papers on poultry nutrition in national and international journals. ...hide content

Bilwa Bhanap, M.D. Bilwa Bhanap, M.D.

Dr. Bhanap has earned her medical degree from University of Nagpur, India. Prior to joining Dr. Rath's Research Institute, she was a practicing physician and has worked in hospitals as well as at outpatient medical practice. She is certified in Clinical Trials Design and Management from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has conducted many educational outreach programs across the US presenting Dr. Rath’s research to patients and health practitioners. In addition to her numerous education projects and research, Dr. Bhanap provides patients with valuable information about various aspects of natural health. ...hide content

Tatiana Kalinovsky, RN, MS, MHSA Tatiana Kalinovsky, RN, MS, MHSA

Tatiana Kalinovsky completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Microbiology/Immunology at the University of California Berkeley and University of Rochester New York and her masters in Health Services Administration at University of San Francisco. She held research positions at Stanford Surgery Department working on transplantation immunology, at UC working on immunology of breast cancer and at Syntex, focusing on dosage design of topical anti-inflammatory agents, including in vitro, in vivo and clinical studies. In addition, she has over 15 years of clinical experience as an RN, including positions in ICU and CCU departments at various hospitals in the Bay Area, and also as a medical case manager of patients. At the Dr. Rath Research Institute she is involved in scientific data analysis of experimental and clinical research and has co-authored over 60 publications in various peer-reviewed journals. ...hide content

Anna Goc, Ph.D. Anna Goc, Ph.D.  

Dr. Goc obtained her Ph.D. from the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland. She conducted her postdoctoral training at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. She also worked as a Research Biologist WOC at the VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA. Dr. Goc has published over 30 papers including 2 book chapters, and she presented her research at various national and international meetings. She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards.

Dr. Goc has wide-ranging knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology in the fields of microbiology, immunology, cancer, and vascular biology. Currently, she is the leading investigator on a Lyme disease research project. ...hide content

Maddy Chatterjee , Ph.D. Maddy Chatterjee , Ph.D.

Dr. Chatterjee completed her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. In her doctoral work she investigated tissue damage and intestinal responses to bacterial pathogens and chemical oxidants. She has worked on several research projects in the field of microbiology and genetics. Her research interests include nutrition, cell biology and gene regulation. Her current research focus is in the field of cancer. ...hide content

Neha Shanker, Ph.D. Neha Shanker, Ph.D.

Dr. Shanker earned her doctorate degree in Molecular Biology from the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India. Her doctoral work involved an analysis of host-virus interplay based on protein-protein interaction studies in cases of Influenza A virus infection in humans. She has written chapters and publications on the molecular biology and mechanism of action of several types of viruses. At the Dr. Rath Research Institute she studied the role of Vitamin C in suppressing oxidative stress induced changes caused by Influenza A infection in human cells. Her current research interest includes the role of micronutrients in modulating tumor microenvironment. ...hide content

John Cha, B.S. John Cha, B.S.

John received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Stanford University. His laboratory research began as a Welch Summer Scholar and during subsequent years he gained extensive research experience in molecular and cellular biology in the fields of microbiology, cancer, heart disease and bone metabolism. One of his first research results on the role of Helicobacter pylori in carcinogenesis was published in the highly reputable journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. His other research publications and presentations included work on myocardial infarct and associated repair mechanisms conducted by renowned cardiologists and surgeons at the University of California San Francisco the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. John’s current research focuses on the role of micronutrients in cancer, heart disease, inflammation, and diabetes. John has a strong commitment to making affordable and safe natural health approaches widely acceptable and available to everyone worldwide. ...hide content

Svetlana Ivanova, M.D. Svetlana Ivanova, M.D.

Dr. Ivanova graduated from the Tomsk Medical Institute in Russia specializing in medical and clinical biochemistry. She worked in this field at the National Cardiology Center in Moscow and in a joint venture with a European company. Later, she joined a research team at the Linus Pauling Institute in the United States and she continues her work in the field of natural approaches to heart disease at the Dr. Rath Research Institute in California. Dr. Ivanova is a co-author of numerous scientific publications and currently works on the role of micronutrients in maintaining optimum function of extracellular matrix. ...hide content

Lei Shi M.Sc. Lei Shi M.Sc.

Lei completed her Bachelors degree in Biotechnology in China and received her Masters from the University of Nevada, Reno. She assisted in research on anti-cancer effects of fungal natural products and participated in a research project on poisonous plants at the USDA ARS Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory in Utah. At the Dr. Rath Research Institute Lei works on transgenic research projects, cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s disease research and assists in various scientific experiments. ...hide content

Nusrath Roomi, M.S. Nusrath Roomi, M.S.