|Meet the 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.
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.
Vadim Ivanov, Ph.D, M.D.
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.
Dr. Raxit Jariwalla, Ph.D.
Dr. Raxit Jariwalla is a Senior Researcher in nutrition and infectious diseases at the Dr. Rath Research Institute. He was formerly head of the virology and immunodeficiency program at the Linus Pauling Institute and then worked as a principal research investigator of viral, immune and metabolic diseases at the California Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Jariwalla obtained his PhD in Microbiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin, researching the body’s natural anti-viral agent, interferon. He received post-doctoral training in tumor virology and cancer research at the Johns Hopkins University where he conducted studies on mechanisms of malignant cell transformation by human herpes viruses.
Dr. Jariwalla’s current field of interest and expertise is in the area of Viral Immuno-deficiency and AIDS, specifically the role of nutritional supplementation in immune modulation and suppression of viral infection. While at the Linus Pauling Institute, he initiated studies into the role of micronutrients in the control of virus infection and cancer. Specifically, he researched the role of biological antioxidants in suppression of infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and modulation of tumor growth.
Jariwalla and his colleagues were the first to show that specific micronutrients such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) were capable of suppressing HIV replication in chronically and latently infected cells, with vitamin C suppressing the virus more effectively than the antiretroviral drug AZT. More recently, in collaboration with clinicians, he has researched the immune-modulating role of alpha-lipoic acid in AIDS. At the Dr. Rath Institute, he is further evaluating the role of nutrients in the outcome of infectious disease, specifically the efficacy of multi-nutrient formulas against influenza virus and HIV infection.
M. Waheed Roomi, Ph.D.; DABT
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).
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.
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.
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.
Svetlana Ivanova, M.S.
Nusrath Roomi, M.S.
John Cha, B.S.