Rajiv Lall (CEO, ProbioticSmart, LLC)
Mr. Lall brings more than 30 years in the health food and nutraceutical industry, specializing in the study of plants and naturals sources that support human health. He is the co-author of Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety, and Toxicity, which is a comprehensive encyclopedia on virtually every natural ingredient used in supplements, including their mechanism of action, safety, toxicity and interactions with other therapeutic drugs. He earned two Masters degrees, the first in Botany from Gujrat University in India, and the second in Pharmacognosy/Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Minnesota. His scientific research for the development of novel nutritional products and pharmaceuticals has helped produce more than 20 patents and several hundred products. Notably, Mr. Lall is also the Founder and CEO of Vets Plus, Inc., a leading manufacturer of science-based health food and supplements serving stock and companion animals. Recent awards include the Pet Age Icon Award (2015), National Animal Supplement Council Visibility Award (2015), and Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award (2015). Vets Plus Inc. was also nominated for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year in 2015. Mr. Lall and his wife, Swati, have developed the Raj and Swati Lall Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in support of future scientists and business leaders and the community in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Dr. Dan DuBourdieu
Dr. Dan DuBourdieu, Director of Research at 24hr Supplement, specializes in the study of plants and natural sources that benefit human health. He earned a Master’s degree in Cell Biology from University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and also held academic positions as Faculty Associate, Dept. of Animal, Veterinary and Aquatic Science at University of Maine, Orona and as Instructor, Dept. of Biology at University of Maine, Augusta. Dr. DuBourdieu has also been part of prestigious professional organizations like Society of Rho Chi, Society of Sigma Xi and the New York Academy of Science.
Dr. Jamil Talukder
Dr. Jamil Talukder is the Director and Senior Scientist of R & D at 24hr Supplement, specializing in the study of physiology of living organisms. He has received several awards including ‘Honorable Mention Research Award’ by The American Physiology Society: GI and Liver Physiology ‘Chancellor Award’ (Gold Medal); and has been awarded the Fellowship for Ph.D. in Physiology by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture. Dr. Talukder has worked in the capacity of Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Stout in the Department of Biology and as Assistant Professor of Biology in the Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis. He has also served as the Editorial Board Member for Archives in Food and Nutrition. His research interests include Membrane Biology, Physio-pharmacological Functions of Phytochemicals, Bioactive compounds, Dietary proteins, and Peptides in Human.