The Unicity Science Team and the Unicity Scientific Advisory Board (USAB) help guide Unicity’s product development and innovation. With the brightest minds working together, Unicity is able to forward its mission to Make Life Better.

Meet the Science Team

The Unicity Science Team is comprised of top scientists who strive to create unique Unicity formulas, products, and programs — they ensure that Unicity products incorporate the latest scientific developments and are only of the highest quality.

Lucas Grant, Ph.D.

Scientific Director

Dr. Lucas Grant received his doctorate in microbiology, food and nutrition sciences from the University of Queensland, Australia. His doctoral research and scientific publications focus on the gut microbiome, functional foods, and the relationship between phytonutrients and human health. Prior to joining Unicity, Dr. Grant worked in the probiotics industry as a primary microbiome and probiotic researcher focusing on innovative probiotic and prebiotic supplement development. Dr. Grant brings extensive expertise in the interaction of food, fiber and supplements with the gut microbiome for optimal health to the Unicity team.

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Stephanie Kung, Ph.D.

R&D Scientific Affairs Specialist

Dr. Stephanie Kung oversees Unicity’s extensive clinical research program. As an expert in the design, execution, and application of clinical studies and results, Dr. Kung contributes to the development of science-based products and programs at Unicity to improve overall well-being and health. She earned her BS in chemical biology (with a minor in nutrition) from the University of California, Berkeley and her doctorate in nutrition and food science from Utah State University with a research emphasis on polyphenols and intestinal health. Dr. Kung brings additional expertise in the areas of nutrient metabolism and bioactive compounds.

Dannie Li, Ph.D.

Botanical Scientist

Dr. Li is an experienced product development scientist. She has used her exceptional chemical engineering problem-solving skills to lead the development of many verified safe and evidence-based natural health ingredients. She has developed the extraction/purification process and methods for over 50 GRAS Status medicinal foods and botanicals. Before coming to Unicity, Dr. Li received her PhD in physical chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) in Beijing, China. She completed her postdoctoral work under Virginia Commonwealth University’s Dr. Mark McHugh, a global SuperCritical CO2 extraction technology innovator.

Sow Li Cheng, Ph.D.

Senior R&D Specialist

Dr. Sow Li Cheng received her bachelor’s degree and doctorate in food science and technology from the National University of Singapore. Her doctorate research and scientific publications focus on the interaction, structure, and physicochemical properties of hydrocolloids systems.  She has worked many years in the food industry, researching and producing foods that come in various formats and health functions, including beverages, baked goods, and confectionery.

Unicity Scientific Advisory Board

Unicity collaborates with a team of well-respected and world-renowned scientists, medical professionals, and experts known as the Unicity Scientific Advisory Board (USAB). The USAB advises and educates on Unicity products and the latest scientific developments related to nutrition.

Erin Glynn, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Erin Glynn is an expert in human physiology, nutrition, and metabolism. She earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Texas A&M University and her doctorate in biomedical science, specializing in preventive medicine, from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Glynn completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Duke University Medical Center, where she focused on the metabolic profiling of metabolic diseases, including obesity and diabetes. Since 2015, Dr. Glynn has focused her work on research and development of dietary supplements and targeted programs for metabolic health. She is an active member of the American Society for Nutrition and founder of Nuchi Health, a company focused on consumer health and education.

Ted Naiman, M.D.

Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician

Dr. Ted Naiman is a board-certified family medicine physician in the primary care department at a leading Seattle medical center. His research and medical practice focus on the practical implementation of diet and exercise for health optimization.

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Julianne H. Grose, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University

Dr. Julianne H. Grose is a world-renowned microbiologist and has studied central metabolism for over 25 years. She is currently a Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Biology at Brigham Young University where she studies metabolic pathways involved in insulin resistance, hypertriglyceridemia, diabetes and cancers. Her research focus includes the pathways that regulate nutrient allocation to energy production versus lipid production, with a special focus on the interplay between human genetics and the gut microbiome. Dr. Grose obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Biology from the University of Utah before spending time in the pharmaceutical industry. She currently serves on the editorial board of the academic journal Nutrients and is a member of the Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation “Beckman Young Investigators” Executive Committee.