Ara DerMarderosian, PhD


DerMarderosianProfessor of Pharmacognosy
Research Professor of Pharmacognosy


Herbal medicine, natural products, ginseng, complementary and alternative medicine, pharmacognosy, nutraceuticals, hallucinogens, poisonous plants, ethnobotany, nutrition.

About Dr. DerMarderosian

Dr. DerMarderosian is a noted pharmacognosist, scientist, professor, author, and lecturer. He has been utilized as a resource for numerous print, broadcast, and web stories as an expert.

With more than 45 years of experience in natural products and medicine, Dr. DerMarderosian is routinely recognized for his significant contributions to society in the fields of pharmacognosy, pharmacology, veterinary medicine and podiatry. His research interests include isolation and identification of bioactive substances from natural products, including plants and animals from terrestrial and marine sources, studies of the medical value of foods (nutraceuticals), and genetic and chemical identification of drug plants. He currently serves as the editor of Facts and Comparison’s The Review of Natural Products.

Dr. DerMarderosian earned his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Rhode Island, his MS in pharmaceutical chemistry and his BS in pharmacy at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.

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