Scientists

      Only first-class scientists have first-class scientific research innovation and achievements. Novastown is composed of many leading scientists in molecular biology, cell nutrition, sports nutrition, etc.


  Michael T. Murray,  Author, Lecturer,  Professor, ND

     Dr. Murray is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books featuring natural  approaches to health. His research into the health benefits of proper nutrition is the foundation for some of the most recognized and respected dietary supplements globally. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr  University in Seattle, Washington. For over thirty years, Dr. Murray has amassed a database of original scientific studies from the medical literature, with more than 60,000 papers from the scientific literature, which provide strong evidence on the effectiveness of diet, vitamins, minerals,herbs,and other natural measures in the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. It is from this constantly expanding database that Dr. Murray provides the amswers on health and healing on Doctor Murray .com. Dr. Murray firmly believes that, “one of the great myths about natural medicines is that they are ont scientific. The fact of the matter is that for most common illnesses there is greater support in the medical literature ofr a natural approach than there is for drugs or surgery”. As the leading natural health authority in the United States, Dr. Murray continues to dedicate his career to educating physicians, patients, and the general public on the tremendous healing power of natural medicines. In addition to his books, which have cumulative sales of over four-million (4,000,000) copies, Dr. Murray has written thousands of articles, appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, and lectured to hundreds of thousands of people nationwide, including on the well-known Dr.Oz television program. Dr.Murray is also widely credited with establishing the following for successful use as dietary supplements in the United States: Glucosamine Sulfate, St.John’s Wort, Ginkgo Biloba, Silymarin, Peppermint Oil, Saw Palmetto Berry, and GABA, among many others.


Theoharis Theoharides, Professor, MD, PhD

    Theoharis Theoharides, MD, PhD, acts as a special advisor for highly specialized research and development initiatives, for both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications. In addition to his Dual Doctorates, Dr. Theoharides is Professor of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology at Tufts University, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and Director of the Molecular Immunopharmacology & Drug Discovery Laboratory. Dr. Theoharides is a global thought leader and recognized expert in arthritis, autoimmunity, and immunologic diseases, as well as complex neuro-inflammatory based disorders, including ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Moreover, Dr. Theoharides is the world’s foremost expert and researcher in
naturally-occurring flavonoid class compounds, including Luteolin (CAS No.: 491-70-3) and Quercetin (CAS No.: 117-39-5). Dr. Theoharides has multiple decades of practical experience in both the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, has authored/co-authored hundreds of research papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and holds more than thirty (30) domestic and international patents, with a number of additional patents both pending and pending filing. Dr. Theoharides received both his PhD in Pharmacology and his MD in Medicine, from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Moreover, Dr. Theoharides received his MPA in Biomedical Research Policy from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Theoharides also authored/edited the following medical textbooks: Pharmacokinetics: Administration, Uptake, Distribution, Biotransformation and Excretion of Drugs (authored pages 1-151, Greece), Essentials of Pharmacology (edited pages 1-479, USA), Pharmacology: Basic Principles in Clinical Practice (edited pages 1-750, Greece). Moreover, Dr. Theoharides sits on the Editorial Board of important scientific journals, including: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, European Journal of Inflammation, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy, and International Trends in Immunity, among many others.



James Roufs, Professor, MS, RD

Mr.James Roufs, MS, RD, is widely acknowledged as a preeminent global expert in the field of human health and nutrition, and has authored multiple patents, published research in highly-regarded peer-reviewed scientific journals, and developed many nationally and internationally known nutraceutical ingredients and branded nutraceutical products. Mr.Roufs graduated from the Food Science/Nutraceutical Masters in Science (MS) puogram at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. With highest honors. Mr. Roufs completed his undergraduate studies, Magna Cum Laude, with a BS in Dietetics/Food Administration, also from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Mr. Roufs completed his RD(Registered Dietitian) Internship at Atascadero State Hospital, Atascadero, California, USA. Mr.Roufs scientific research papers have been published in noteworthy journals, including: Nutrition, Journal of the American Dietician Association, and Jourmal of Optimal Nutrition, among many others. Mr. Roufs has served on the US FDA(Food & Drug Administration)Dietary Supplement Task Force. Moreover, Mr. Roufs lectures and teaches at the university level, most recently at Loyola Marymount University, Westchester, California, USA. Mr. Roufs has chaired New Product Development for multiple large companies, including Nutrilite/Amway, New Vision International, and Amrion. Currently Mr. Roufs serves as CEO of Intelligent Nutrition, where he still serves in a key new product development capacity for Nutrilite /Amway, as well as a number of other noteworthy global health and nutrition firms.