Meet the Research Team

Dr Rath Research Team 2019

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).

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.

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.

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.

Parthen Boulikas 
Parthena Boulikas was born and raised in Greece. She studied French in Switzerland and Biology in Canada. She worked as a researcher at the Linus Pauling Institute and then in biopharmaceutical companies including Johnson & Johnson and Delpor. Her work among other focused on injectable and subcutaneous implantable drug delivery of cancer, antipsychotic and other biopharmaceuticals. Currently, she is a member of the Dr. Rath Research Institute research team investigating the role of nutrients in prevention of various diseases.

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Nusrath Roomi, M.S.