AIBMR Life Sciences Expands Research Department

Puyallup, Wash., February 15, 2006 - AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc., a full-service natural and medicinal products research institute, has announced the appointments of Donna Kachinskas, Ph.D., ND, to the position of research associate and Tennille Marx, ND, to the position of research assistant. Drs. Kachinskas and Marx will be part of AIBMR's Natural and Medicinal Products Division and assist with nutraceutical research, preclinical and clinical trials, toxicology studies and product development.

"Drs. Kachinskas and Marx have extensive research experience that adds tremendous depth to our staff," stated Alex Schauss, Ph.D., FACN, director of natural and medicinal products research for AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc. "We are pleased to have them join the organization and are confident their wide-ranging experience will enhance the scope of our consulting services."

Kachinskas has experience and personal interest in the areas of oncology, geriatrics, women's health, and drugs and herbal pharmacology. Prior to joining AIBMR Life Sciences, she worked as a research scientist at the University of California at Davis School of Medicine, where she studied the genetics of obesity and related co-morbidities. Kachinskas was also a post-doctoral fellow at Rowe Genetics Program at UC Davis where she studied cloning of genes involved in obesity. She has also held several additional research positions at UC Davis focused on adiocyte differentiation, the regulation of human keratinocytes and drug metabolism and immune response in equine neonates and adults. Kachinskas holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, a master's degree in zoology and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from UC Davis. She also earned a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Wash., and is a licensed naturopathic physician.

Marx comes to AIBMR Life Sciences with post-graduate clinical experience in naturopathic medicine. Most recently she worked as a naturopathic physician consultant to west coast-based Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy and in the Seattle Children's Hospital Department of Dietetics. Marx also interned at the World Health Organization's (WHO) Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines, where she attended global meetings on international policies related to the use of traditional medicines and prepared technical information documents for member states surrounding evidence-based traditional medicines. Marx's particular areas of interest include botanical and traditional medicine, nutrition, gynecology and women's health. She holds a bachelor's degree in nutritional sciences from Colorado State University and a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr

Since its inception in 1978, AIBMR Life Sciences, Inc., has worked with more than 500 nutraceutical companies in the United States and throughout the world. It maintains one of the largest nutraceutical research libraries in the world. The firm specializes in nutraceutical research, foreign and domestic regulatory compliance, preclinical and clinical trials management, safety testing (toxicological studies), product pharmacokinetics, generally recognized as safe (GRAS) self-determination, and product development. For more information visit

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