About us

What we dream

At Anantlife, we want to empower the human race by unlocking the secrets in DNA to lead healthier and longer lives.
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Our mission

We envision to change the world by being the global leader in consumer genomics by offering ethnicity based unique kits for disease risk assessment followed by consulation with genetic counselors, dietitians and physicians.

Meet the team

rahul
Dr. Rahul Kushwah
CSO, Co-founder
khosro
Khosro Tabak
Director, Co-founder
borhane
Dr. Borhane Guezguez
Director of Oncology
mike
Mike Hart, MD
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Dr. Rahul Kushwah, CSO, Co-founder linkedin

Dr. Rahul Kushwah is an accomplished scientist with an intense entrepreneurial drive and brings with him vast experience in different areas of human diseases, particularly stem cells, genetics, immunology and regenerative / personalized medicine. Prior to joining Anantlife, Dr. Kushwah held a faculty appointment with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and was an accomplished federal government scientist within the Human Health Therapeutics branch of the National Research Council of Canada. He received his doctorate from the University of Toronto and has been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards by different foundations as well as the Government of Canada. Additionally, he has served as a consulting scientist with the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and is a regular speaker in international circuit. Furthermore, he has authored numerous publications in medical journals and also serves as a reviewer/editor for several journals in the field of medicine. In addition to his expertise, Dr. Kushwah most importantly brings with him the passion and drive of transforming the lives of people to lead healthier and better lives. As the CSO and Co-founder of Anantlife, he shares our common vision of not just offering a product but offering a personalized transformative lifestyle change for people to live better, healthier and fulfilling lives.

Khosro Tabak, Director, Co-founder linkedin

Khosro Tabak is a seasoned business professional with Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation and brings over ten years of business and entrepreneurial experience. His entrepreneurial drive led him to successfully establish profitable ventures in health care applications for various software platforms like iOS and Android. As the Director and Co-founder of Anantlife, he shares a desire to innovate and revolutionize health care by working towards personalized medicine using genomic technologies.

Dr. Borhane Guezguez linkedin

Dr. Borhane Guezguez received his doctoral research training in Paris, France at the University Pierre and Marie Curie where he earned his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology. He conducted his postdoctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Mick Bhatia at the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute where he studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the function of stem cells and cancer cells in the hematopoietic system. His main interests are focused on understating genetic and epigenetic deregulations in hematologic malignancies and leukemias in the hopes to develop biomarkers for diagnostic and prognostic use, understanding of drug resistance and finally the identification of novel targets and development of next generation of anti-leukemia stem cell therapies.

Mike Hart, MD linkedin

Dr. Hart is the medical director and founder at Readytogo Clinic in London, Ontario. Readytogo Clinic focuses on cannabinoid medicine, but also offers family medicine services, IV vitamin therapy and specialized hormone testing. Dr. Hart is a recognized speaker on the topic of cannabis and is considered an authority on medical cannabis. He has spoken at CME events throughout Ontario, multiple cannabis conferences and has been featured on a variety of cannabis websites. In March of 2017, Dr. Hart released a free Ebook with his co-author Jeremy Kossen. Dr. Hart has seen first hand how the opioid epidemic is affecting our population and wanted to take action by finding a solution. Dr. Hart believes that cannabis is an excellent alternative to opioids and has seen excellent results in his practice.

safina
Safina Ali, PhD
Medical Science Liaison
dempke
Wolfram C.M. Dempke MD, PhD, MBA
Scientific Advisory Board Member
sunit
Sunit Das MD, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board Member
halim
Abdel Halim, PharmD, MSc, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Safina Ali, PhD linkedin

Dr. Ali is an accomplished, medical professional with over 10 years of experience in drug development pertaining to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases including diabetes. Dr. Ali completed her doctoral studies with world-renowned Diabetes scientist, Dr. Daniel J. Drucker and subsequently held a position of Scientist with MedImmune, Astra Zeneca where she led projects pertaining to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Wolfram C.M. Dempke MD, PhD, MBA linkedin

Dr. Dempke is a board-certified physician in internal medicine as well as haematology and oncology. At the same time, Dr. Dempke is a full professor at Cambridge University (UK) and Munich University Medical School (Germany) and has authored and co-authored more than 150 publications including 5 text books. Dr. Dempke also holds a MBA in healthcare and marketing and has held senior leadership roles with several global pharmaceutical leaders including Bristol-Myers Squibb, MerckSerono, Astrazeneca and Kyowa Kirin.

Sunit Das MD, PhD linkedin

Dr. Das is a neurosurgeon and scientist at St Michael’s Hospital and the Keenan Research Centre, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Das studied English Literature at the University of Michigan and Philosophy at Harvard University before moving to Chicago for medical school at Northwestern University. He completed a PhD at the National Institutes of Health, where he studied the molecular processes that underly adult neurogenesis in the lab of Dr ZuHang Sheng. He returned to Chicago for his neurosurgical residency, during which time he also began work on cancer stem cells in primary brain tumours in the lab of Dr John Kessler. Dr Das’s clinical practice and clinical research focus of the treatment of patients with tumours of the brain and spine. His laboratory at the Hospital for SickKids focuses on non-coding RNA and control of cell identity in glioblastoma and neural stem cells.

Abdel Halim, PharmD, MSc, PhD, DABCC, FACB linkedin

Dr. Halim is a PharmD, PhD in Clinical Biochemistry and Cancer Molecular Biology, and one of only four lab professionals in the USA who are triple board certified in Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics and Toxicology, and a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).

Dr. Halim is the VP Translational Medicine, Biomarker and Diagnostics at Celldex Therapeutics, based in New Jersey, USA. In his current role, Dr. Halim is overseeing translational medicine including biomarker and target discovery, clinical biomarkers and diagnostics and their utilization in personalized medicine and companion diagnostics.

Before Celldex, he held multiple leadership positions in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries.Dr. Halim oversaw development and validation of 700+ assays and their applications in drug development and patient managements and led several CDx programs.

Dr. Halim has served on 15+ governmental and public expert panels and advisory groups covering different aspects in drug and diagnostic industries in the US, Canada and EU, and on 20+ committees to establish clinical laboratory and IVD guidelines to promote quality practices in the US and worldwide.

Abdel has 65 peer-reviewed publications and about 90 presentations including approximately 30 invited and keynote speeches in national and international meetings.

jenny
Jenny Petitti
Registered Dietitian
Jenny Petitti linkedin

Jenny Petitti is a compassionate, experienced, high-energy Registered Dietitian (RD) and certified personal trainer with a robust desire to help others achieve optimal wellness. She has a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Rutgers University, New Jersey and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She brings her vast experiences in clinical dietetics, wellness and personalized nutrition counseling to help clients achieve personal lifestyle goals and to live healthier lives. Jenny has joined Anantlife with the vision of transforming the lives of people using personalized nutrigenomics by providing clients with personalized nutrition/dietary recommendations based on their individual genome to positively impact their lives.

Meet the team

rahul
Dr. Rahul Kushwah
CSO, Co-founder
khosro
Khosro Tabak
Director, Co-founder
borhane
Dr. Borhane Guezguez
Director of Oncology
Dr. Rahul Kushwah, CSO, Co-founder linkedin

Dr. Rahul Kushwah is an accomplished scientist with an intense entrepreneurial drive and brings with him vast experience in different areas of human diseases, particularly stem cells, genetics, immunology and regenerative / personalized medicine. Prior to joining Anantlife, Dr. Kushwah held a faculty appointment with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and was an accomplished federal government scientist within the Human Health Therapeutics branch of the National Research Council of Canada. He received his doctorate from the University of Toronto and has been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards by different foundations as well as the Government of Canada. Additionally, he has served as a consulting scientist with the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and is a regular speaker in international circuit. Furthermore, he has authored numerous publications in medical journals and also serves as a reviewer/editor for several journals in the field of medicine. In addition to his expertise, Dr. Kushwah most importantly brings with him the passion and drive of transforming the lives of people to lead healthier and better lives. As the CSO and Co-founder of Anantlife, he shares our common vision of not just offering a product but offering a personalized transformative lifestyle change for people to live better, healthier and fulfilling lives.

Khosro Tabak, Director, Co-founder linkedin

Khosro Tabak is a seasoned business professional with Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation and brings over ten years of business and entrepreneurial experience. His entrepreneurial drive led him to successfully establish profitable ventures in health care applications for various software platforms like iOS and Android. As the Director and Co-founder of Anantlife, he shares a desire to innovate and revolutionize health care by working towards personalized medicine using genomic technologies.

Dr. Borhane Guezguez linkedin

Dr. Borhane Guezguez received his doctoral research training in Paris, France at the University Pierre and Marie Curie where he earned his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology. He conducted his postdoctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Mick Bhatia at the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute where he studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the function of stem cells and cancer cells in the hematopoietic system. His main interests are focused on understating genetic and epigenetic deregulations in hematologic malignancies and leukemias in the hopes to develop biomarkers for diagnostic and prognostic use, understanding of drug resistance and finally the identification of novel targets and development of next generation of anti-leukemia stem cell therapies.

mike
Mike Hart, MD
Scientific Advisory Board Member
safina
Safina Ali, PhD
Medical Science Liaison
dempke
Wolfram C.M. Dempke MD, PhD, MBA
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Mike Hart, MD linkedin

Dr. Hart is the medical director and founder at Readytogo Clinic in London, Ontario. Readytogo Clinic focuses on cannabinoid medicine, but also offers family medicine services, IV vitamin therapy and specialized hormone testing. Dr. Hart is a recognized speaker on the topic of cannabis and is considered an authority on medical cannabis. He has spoken at CME events throughout Ontario, multiple cannabis conferences and has been featured on a variety of cannabis websites. In March of 2017, Dr. Hart released a free Ebook with his co-author Jeremy Kossen. Dr. Hart has seen first hand how the opioid epidemic is affecting our population and wanted to take action by finding a solution. Dr. Hart believes that cannabis is an excellent alternative to opioids and has seen excellent results in his practice.

Safina Ali, PhD linkedin

Dr. Ali is an accomplished, medical professional with over 10 years of experience in drug development pertaining to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases including diabetes. Dr. Ali completed her doctoral studies with world-renowned Diabetes scientist, Dr. Daniel J. Drucker and subsequently held a position of Scientist with MedImmune, Astra Zeneca where she led projects pertaining to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Wolfram C.M. Dempke MD, PhD, MBA linkedin

Dr. Dempke is a board-certified physician in internal medicine as well as haematology and oncology. At the same time, Dr. Dempke is a full professor at Cambridge University (UK) and Munich University Medical School (Germany) and has authored and co-authored more than 150 publications including 5 text books. Dr. Dempke also holds a MBA in healthcare and marketing and has held senior leadership roles with several global pharmaceutical leaders including Bristol-Myers Squibb, MerckSerono, Astrazeneca and Kyowa Kirin.

sunit
Sunit Das MD, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board Member
halim
Abdel Halim, PharmD, MSc, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Scientific Advisory Board Member
jenny
Jenny Petitti
Registered Dietitian
Sunit Das MD, PhD linkedin

Dr. Das is a neurosurgeon and scientist at St Michael’s Hospital and the Keenan Research Centre, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Das studied English Literature at the University of Michigan and Philosophy at Harvard University before moving to Chicago for medical school at Northwestern University. He completed a PhD at the National Institutes of Health, where he studied the molecular processes that underly adult neurogenesis in the lab of Dr ZuHang Sheng. He returned to Chicago for his neurosurgical residency, during which time he also began work on cancer stem cells in primary brain tumours in the lab of Dr John Kessler. Dr Das’s clinical practice and clinical research focus of the treatment of patients with tumours of the brain and spine. His laboratory at the Hospital for SickKids focuses on non-coding RNA and control of cell identity in glioblastoma and neural stem cells.

Abdel Halim, PharmD, MSc, PhD, DABCC, FACB linkedin

Dr. Halim is a PharmD, PhD in Clinical Biochemistry and Cancer Molecular Biology, and one of only four lab professionals in the USA who are triple board certified in Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics and Toxicology, and a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).

Dr. Halim is the VP Translational Medicine, Biomarker and Diagnostics at Celldex Therapeutics, based in New Jersey, USA. In his current role, Dr. Halim is overseeing translational medicine including biomarker and target discovery, clinical biomarkers and diagnostics and their utilization in personalized medicine and companion diagnostics.

Before Celldex, he held multiple leadership positions in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries.Dr. Halim oversaw development and validation of 700+ assays and their applications in drug development and patient managements and led several CDx programs.

Dr. Halim has served on 15+ governmental and public expert panels and advisory groups covering different aspects in drug and diagnostic industries in the US, Canada and EU, and on 20+ committees to establish clinical laboratory and IVD guidelines to promote quality practices in the US and worldwide.

Abdel has 65 peer-reviewed publications and about 90 presentations including approximately 30 invited and keynote speeches in national and international meetings.

Jenny Petitti linkedin

Jenny Petitti is a compassionate, experienced, high-energy Registered Dietitian (RD) and certified personal trainer with a robust desire to help others achieve optimal wellness. She has a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Rutgers University, New Jersey and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She brings her vast experiences in clinical dietetics, wellness and personalized nutrition counseling to help clients achieve personal lifestyle goals and to live healthier lives. Jenny has joined Anantlife with the vision of transforming the lives of people using personalized nutrigenomics by providing clients with personalized nutrition/dietary recommendations based on their individual genome to positively impact their lives.

Meet the team

rahul
Dr. Rahul Kushwah
CSO, Co-founder
khosro
Khosro Tabak
Director, Co-founder
Dr. Rahul Kushwah, CSO, Co-founder linkedin

Dr. Rahul Kushwah is an accomplished scientist with an intense entrepreneurial drive and brings with him vast experience in different areas of human diseases, particularly stem cells, genetics, immunology and regenerative / personalized medicine. Prior to joining Anantlife, Dr. Kushwah held a faculty appointment with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and was an accomplished federal government scientist within the Human Health Therapeutics branch of the National Research Council of Canada. He received his doctorate from the University of Toronto and has been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards by different foundations as well as the Government of Canada. Additionally, he has served as a consulting scientist with the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and is a regular speaker in international circuit. Furthermore, he has authored numerous publications in medical journals and also serves as a reviewer/editor for several journals in the field of medicine. In addition to his expertise, Dr. Kushwah most importantly brings with him the passion and drive of transforming the lives of people to lead healthier and better lives. As the CSO and Co-founder of Anantlife, he shares our common vision of not just offering a product but offering a personalized transformative lifestyle change for people to live better, healthier and fulfilling lives.

Khosro Tabak, Director, Co-founder linkedin

Khosro Tabak is a seasoned business professional with Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation and brings over ten years of business and entrepreneurial experience. His entrepreneurial drive led him to successfully establish profitable ventures in health care applications for various software platforms like iOS and Android. As the Director and Co-founder of Anantlife, he shares a desire to innovate and revolutionize health care by working towards personalized medicine using genomic technologies.

borhane
Dr. Borhane Guezguez
Director of Oncology
mike
Mike Hart, MD
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Dr. Borhane Guezguez linkedin

Dr. Borhane Guezguez received his doctoral research training in Paris, France at the University Pierre and Marie Curie where he earned his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology. He conducted his postdoctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Mick Bhatia at the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute where he studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the function of stem cells and cancer cells in the hematopoietic system. His main interests are focused on understating genetic and epigenetic deregulations in hematologic malignancies and leukemias in the hopes to develop biomarkers for diagnostic and prognostic use, understanding of drug resistance and finally the identification of novel targets and development of next generation of anti-leukemia stem cell therapies.

Mike Hart, MD linkedin

Dr. Hart is the medical director and founder at Readytogo Clinic in London, Ontario. Readytogo Clinic focuses on cannabinoid medicine, but also offers family medicine services, IV vitamin therapy and specialized hormone testing. Dr. Hart is a recognized speaker on the topic of cannabis and is considered an authority on medical cannabis. He has spoken at CME events throughout Ontario, multiple cannabis conferences and has been featured on a variety of cannabis websites. In March of 2017, Dr. Hart released a free Ebook with his co-author Jeremy Kossen. Dr. Hart has seen first hand how the opioid epidemic is affecting our population and wanted to take action by finding a solution. Dr. Hart believes that cannabis is an excellent alternative to opioids and has seen excellent results in his practice.

safina
Safina Ali, PhD
Medical Science Liaison
dempke
Wolfram C.M. Dempke MD, PhD, MBA
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Safina Ali, PhDlinkedin

Dr. Ali is an accomplished, medical professional with over 10 years of experience in drug development pertaining to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases including diabetes. Dr. Ali completed her doctoral studies with world-renowned Diabetes scientist, Dr. Daniel J. Drucker and subsequently held a position of Scientist with MedImmune, Astra Zeneca where she led projects pertaining to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Wolfram C.M. Dempke MD, PhD, MBAlinkedin

Dr. Dempke is a board-certified physician in internal medicine as well as haematology and oncology. At the same time, Dr. Dempke is a full professor at Cambridge University (UK) and Munich University Medical School (Germany) and has authored and co-authored more than 150 publications including 5 text books. Dr. Dempke also holds a MBA in healthcare and marketing and has held senior leadership roles with several global pharmaceutical leaders including Bristol-Myers Squibb, MerckSerono, Astrazeneca and Kyowa Kirin.

sunit
Sunit Das MD, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board Member
halim
Abdel Halim, PharmD, MSc, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Sunit Das MD, PhDlinkedin

Dr. Das is a neurosurgeon and scientist at St Michael’s Hospital and the Keenan Research Centre, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Das studied English Literature at the University of Michigan and Philosophy at Harvard University before moving to Chicago for medical school at Northwestern University. He completed a PhD at the National Institutes of Health, where he studied the molecular processes that underly adult neurogenesis in the lab of Dr ZuHang Sheng. He returned to Chicago for his neurosurgical residency, during which time he also began work on cancer stem cells in primary brain tumours in the lab of Dr John Kessler. Dr Das’s clinical practice and clinical research focus of the treatment of patients with tumours of the brain and spine. His laboratory at the Hospital for SickKids focuses on non-coding RNA and control of cell identity in glioblastoma and neural stem cells.

Abdel Halim, PharmD, MSc, PhD, DABCC, FACB linkedin

Dr. Halim is a PharmD, PhD in Clinical Biochemistry and Cancer Molecular Biology, and one of only four lab professionals in the USA who are triple board certified in Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics and Toxicology, and a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).

Dr. Halim is the VP Translational Medicine, Biomarker and Diagnostics at Celldex Therapeutics, based in New Jersey, USA. In his current role, Dr. Halim is overseeing translational medicine including biomarker and target discovery, clinical biomarkers and diagnostics and their utilization in personalized medicine and companion diagnostics.

Before Celldex, he held multiple leadership positions in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries.Dr. Halim oversaw development and validation of 700+ assays and their applications in drug development and patient managements and led several CDx programs.

Dr. Halim has served on 15+ governmental and public expert panels and advisory groups covering different aspects in drug and diagnostic industries in the US, Canada and EU, and on 20+ committees to establish clinical laboratory and IVD guidelines to promote quality practices in the US and worldwide.

Abdel has 65 peer-reviewed publications and about 90 presentations including approximately 30 invited and keynote speeches in national and international meetings.

jenny
Jenny Petitti
Registered Dietitian
Jenny Petitti linkedin

Jenny Petitti is a compassionate, experienced, high-energy Registered Dietitian (RD) and certified personal trainer with a robust desire to help others achieve optimal wellness. She has a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Rutgers University, New Jersey and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She brings her vast experiences in clinical dietetics, wellness and personalized nutrition counseling to help clients achieve personal lifestyle goals and to live healthier lives. Jenny has joined Anantlife with the vision of transforming the lives of people using personalized nutrigenomics by providing clients with personalized nutrition/dietary recommendations based on their individual genome to positively impact their lives.

rahul
Dr. Rahul Kushwah
CSO, Co-founder
Dr. Rahul Kushwah, CSO, Co-founder linkedin

Dr. Rahul Kushwah is an accomplished scientist with an intense entrepreneurial drive and brings with him vast experience in different areas of human diseases, particularly stem cells, genetics, immunology and regenerative / personalized medicine. Prior to joining Anantlife, Dr. Kushwah held a faculty appointment with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa and was an accomplished federal government scientist within the Human Health Therapeutics branch of the National Research Council of Canada. He received his doctorate from the University of Toronto and has been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards by different foundations as well as the Government of Canada. Additionally, he has served as a consulting scientist with the world-renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and is a regular speaker in international circuit. Furthermore, he has authored numerous publications in medical journals and also serves as a reviewer/editor for several journals in the field of medicine. In addition to his expertise, Dr. Kushwah most importantly brings with him the passion and drive of transforming the lives of people to lead healthier and better lives. As the CSO and Co-founder of Anantlife, he shares our common vision of not just offering a product but offering a personalized transformative lifestyle change for people to live better, healthier and fulfilling lives.

Meet the team

khosro
Khosro Tabak
Director, Co-founder
Khosro Tabak, Director, Co-founder linkedin

Khosro Tabak is a seasoned business professional with Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified General Accountant (CGA) designation and brings over ten years of business and entrepreneurial experience. His entrepreneurial drive led him to successfully establish profitable ventures in health care applications for various software platforms like iOS and Android. As the Director and Co-founder of Anantlife, he shares a desire to innovate and revolutionize health care by working towards personalized medicine using genomic technologies.

borhane
Dr. Borhane Guezguez
Director of Oncology
Dr. Borhane Guezguez linkedin

Dr. Borhane Guezguez received his doctoral research training in Paris, France at the University Pierre and Marie Curie where he earned his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology. He conducted his postdoctoral research under the supervision of Dr. Mick Bhatia at the McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute where he studied the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the function of stem cells and cancer cells in the hematopoietic system. His main interests are focused on understating genetic and epigenetic deregulations in hematologic malignancies and leukemias in the hopes to develop biomarkers for diagnostic and prognostic use, understanding of drug resistance and finally the identification of novel targets and development of next generation of anti-leukemia stem cell therapies.

mike
Mike Hart, MD
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Mike Hart, MD linkedin

Dr. Hart is the medical director and founder at Readytogo Clinic in London, Ontario. Readytogo Clinic focuses on cannabinoid medicine, but also offers family medicine services, IV vitamin therapy and specialized hormone testing. Dr. Hart is a recognized speaker on the topic of cannabis and is considered an authority on medical cannabis. He has spoken at CME events throughout Ontario, multiple cannabis conferences and has been featured on a variety of cannabis websites. In March of 2017, Dr. Hart released a free Ebook with his co-author Jeremy Kossen. Dr. Hart has seen first hand how the opioid epidemic is affecting our population and wanted to take action by finding a solution. Dr. Hart believes that cannabis is an excellent alternative to opioids and has seen excellent results in his practice.

safina
Safina Ali, PhD
Medical Science Liaison
Safina Ali, PhDlinkedin

Dr. Ali is an accomplished, medical professional with over 10 years of experience in drug development pertaining to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases including diabetes. Dr. Ali completed her doctoral studies with world-renowned Diabetes scientist, Dr. Daniel J. Drucker and subsequently held a position of Scientist with MedImmune, Astra Zeneca where she led projects pertaining to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

dempke
Wolfram C.M. Dempke MD, PhD, MBA
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Wolfram C.M. Dempke MD, PhD, MBAlinkedin

Dr. Dempke is a board-certified physician in internal medicine as well as haematology and oncology. At the same time, Dr. Dempke is a full professor at Cambridge University (UK) and Munich University Medical School (Germany) and has authored and co-authored more than 150 publications including 5 text books. Dr. Dempke also holds a MBA in healthcare and marketing and has held senior leadership roles with several global pharmaceutical leaders including Bristol-Myers Squibb, MerckSerono, Astrazeneca and Kyowa Kirin.

sunit
Sunit Das MD, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Sunit Das MD, PhDlinkedin

Dr. Das is a neurosurgeon and scientist at St Michael’s Hospital and the Keenan Research Centre, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. Dr. Das studied English Literature at the University of Michigan and Philosophy at Harvard University before moving to Chicago for medical school at Northwestern University. He completed a PhD at the National Institutes of Health, where he studied the molecular processes that underly adult neurogenesis in the lab of Dr ZuHang Sheng. He returned to Chicago for his neurosurgical residency, during which time he also began work on cancer stem cells in primary brain tumours in the lab of Dr John Kessler. Dr Das’s clinical practice and clinical research focus of the treatment of patients with tumours of the brain and spine. His laboratory at the Hospital for SickKids focuses on non-coding RNA and control of cell identity in glioblastoma and neural stem cells.

halim
Abdel Halim, PharmD, MSc, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Scientific Advisory Board Member
Abdel Halim, PharmD, MSc, PhD, DABCC, FACB linkedin

Dr. Halim is a PharmD, PhD in Clinical Biochemistry and Cancer Molecular Biology, and one of only four lab professionals in the USA who are triple board certified in Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics and Toxicology, and a fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB).

Dr. Halim is the VP Translational Medicine, Biomarker and Diagnostics at Celldex Therapeutics, based in New Jersey, USA. In his current role, Dr. Halim is overseeing translational medicine including biomarker and target discovery, clinical biomarkers and diagnostics and their utilization in personalized medicine and companion diagnostics.

Before Celldex, he held multiple leadership positions in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries.Dr. Halim oversaw development and validation of 700+ assays and their applications in drug development and patient managements and led several CDx programs.

Dr. Halim has served on 15+ governmental and public expert panels and advisory groups covering different aspects in drug and diagnostic industries in the US, Canada and EU, and on 20+ committees to establish clinical laboratory and IVD guidelines to promote quality practices in the US and worldwide.

Abdel has 65 peer-reviewed publications and about 90 presentations including approximately 30 invited and keynote speeches in national and international meetings.

jenny
Jenny Petitti
Registered Dietitian
Jenny Petitti linkedin

Jenny Petitti is a compassionate, experienced, high-energy Registered Dietitian (RD) and certified personal trainer with a robust desire to help others achieve optimal wellness. She has a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from Rutgers University, New Jersey and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She brings her vast experiences in clinical dietetics, wellness and personalized nutrition counseling to help clients achieve personal lifestyle goals and to live healthier lives. Jenny has joined Anantlife with the vision of transforming the lives of people using personalized nutrigenomics by providing clients with personalized nutrition/dietary recommendations based on their individual genome to positively impact their lives.