B.Sc. (Hons., 1st Class), M.Sc., Ph.D. (U. Manchester), Post-doc M.I.T. Cambridge, MA, USA.
Thirty-five years as a researcher, teacher, and senior administrator (Dept Head, Dean, Asst Vice-Chancellor) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Metrics: 27,859 citations; h-index 81; i10-index 464. Over 600 professional publications, reviews, books, etc. FRSC, FLS, FAAPS, FASP and Honorary Member (one of only 15 world-wide) of the American Society of Pharmacognosy. Several international career research achievement awards. Honorary Professor at Universities in India, China, and the Philippines. Visiting Professor at Universities in Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Brasil.
Consulting in areas of the isolation, identification, synthesis, and biosynthesis of natural products, the quality control and sustainability of phytotherapeuticals, dietary supplements, and traditional medicines to governments, international agencies, industry, and academia. Wide experience in natural product drug discovery (cancer, malaria, HIV-AIDS). In addition, strategic advice has been provided in the areas of academic (dept., college) and research program reviews, academic organization, grant and manuscript writing and reviews, animal care and human subject programs, and other ethical issues, to many universities in Asia and South America. Edited 37 books. Served as Executive Editor of a Chinese Journal, and is a member of 30 Editorial Advisory Boards. Global travel experiences over 55 countries.