The new members bring their perspectives and experiences from numerous scientific fields related to the study of medicinal plants, including ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, phytotherapy, pharmacy, organic and biochemistry, natural products research, and more, said ABC.
Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of ABC, expressed his deep gratitude to the new members for their willingness to engage formally with ABC and help promote the nonprofit educational mission.
“These people constitute some of the leading experts in their respective fields and their active association with ABC will help ensure the high quality, accurate, and reliable educational information for which ABC is known,” he said.
ABC Advisory Board members generously volunteer their time to peer review articles that appear in HerbalGram, HerbalEGram, HerbClips, and various other peer-reviewed ABC publications. Additionally, ABC management and HerbalGram editors seek feedback and advice from Advisory Board members on research questions, article ideas, ABC policies, and book reviews, among many other topics.
“The breadth of knowledge that the new members will bring to ABC is extraordinary, and I am looking forward to a closer interaction with this talented group of individuals with expertise in traditional use, clinical studies, molecular biology, formulation, chemical analysis, and regulatory aspects of medicinal plants,” said Stefan Gafner, PhD, ABC’s chief science officer.
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