Scientific Advisory Board

 Dennis J. Carlo, Ph.D.

Widely regarded as one of the “Founding Fathers” of the San Diego biotech industry  Dr. Carlo is a co-founder , President and CEO of Adamis Pharamaceuticals Corp.  He served as Vice President of Research and Development and Therapeutic Manufacturing at Hybritech Inc until its acquisition by Eli Lilly & Co. in 1985.  Dr. Carlo, along with Dr. Jonas Salk, James Glavin and Kevin Kimberland founded the Immune Response Corporation, a public company.   Early in his career, as Director of Developmental and Basic Cellular Immunology and Director of Bacterial Vaccines and Immunology at Merck & Co., he oversaw research and product development for PNEUMOVAX (multi-valent polysaccharide vaccine), MENINGOVAX A, MENINGOVAX C, MENINGOVAX A-C, and H. influenzae type b.  At Hybritech, he managed a successful program to carry out research and development in the area of monoclonal antibody and cancer therapy. Dr. Carlo’s work at The Immune Response Corporation included establishing programs in Autoimmunity and HIV and he led product development in successful clinical trials. Dr. Carlo received a B.S. degree in Microbiology from Ohio State University and has a Ph.D. in Immunology and Medical Microbiology from Ohio State University. He is named on 23 patents and has authored over 225 articles and abstracts in the field of Immunology.  In 1991, Ernst and Young named Dr. Carlo its Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year.

Dr. Sheldon Saul Hendler, MD, Ph.D.

Dr. Sheldon Saul Hendler is a physician-scientist, author, and educator. He is the principal author and co-editor of the PDR (Physicians’ Desk Reference) for Nutritional Supplements, considered “the standard reference in the field” (New York Times) and the award-winning The Doctors’ Vitamin and Mineral Encyclopedia (Simon & Schuster, Publisher) and The Complete Guide to Anti-Aging Nutrients (Simon & Schuster, Publisher), the book that introduced the term “anti-aging.” Dr. Hendler has published papers in The New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Food (Mary Ann Liebert Publishers), an international, peer-reviewed, indexed journal. Dr. Hendler is a Clinical Professor of Medicine (Voluntary) at the University of California, San Diego and is a practicing Internist. Dr. Hendler serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) and is scientific and medical advisor to some of the major food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic companies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and of the American Institute of Chemists and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. He was the Founding Chairman and Professor of Biochemistry at the Universidad Autonama de Baja California, was a member of the AARP Pharmacy Nutrition Advisory Board, and was a member of the Scientific and Nutrition Subcommittee of the United States Olympic Committee. Dr. Hendler can be found in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He is also an accomplished musician and composer. He wrote the original music for the award winning BBC/Time-Life television series The Ascent of Man. Dr. Hendler received his BS and PhD in Biochemistry from Columbia University, and his MD from the University of California, San Diego.