Nature's Bounty Co. names three new members to its Scientific Advisory Council

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — The Nature's Bounty Co. on Tuesday announced that it has appointed three additional members to its Scientific Advisory Council. Chaired by David Katz, The Nature's Bounty Co. Scientific Advisory Council is a group of scientists who are considered subject matter experts in different areas of science and nutrition. Each member of the Council is selected for the expertise they bring with regard to specific nutrients of interest that align with the benefit platforms around which The Nature's Bounty Co. innovates.

"With a diverse knowledge base and deep insight into nutrition and health trends, our Scientific Advisory Council is an industry-leading resource that we rely upon to help us best leverage modern science that informs our product innovations," stated Steve Cahillane, president and CEO of The Nature's Bounty Co. "Developments in science and nutrition are to thank for many of the creative and innovative new products we have launched on behalf of our Nature's Bounty, Sundown Naturals, Osteo Bi-Flex, Pure Protein and other brands. We are thankful that our new members have joined us and look forward to their meaningful contributions."

Joining the council is David Julian McClements, professor at the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts. He specializes in the development of food-based delivery systems for bioactive components, such as vitamins and nutraceuticals, and is the author or editor of more than 10 books. He is currently the most highly cited author in the Agricultural Sciences.

Also joining is Fred Turek, a professor for the Department of Neurobiology, Neurology and Psychiatry as well as the founding Director of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is internationally recognized for his studies on the effect of disrupted sleep and circadian rhythm on health and disease.

Finally there is Joseph Petrosino, a professor and interim-chairman of the department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the director of the Alkek Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research. He holds joint appointments in the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center and Department of Ophthalmology. Petrosino is the founder and chief scientific officer of Diversigen. He is recognized internationally as an expert on the human microbiome and its role in health and disease.

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