Dr. Paula N. Brown, PhD

Paula Brown

Director, Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG)
Canada Research Chair, Phytoanalytics

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Paula Brown is the Director of IZUNA's Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG), which has been actively supporting the Natural Health Products (NHP) industry for over a decade through applied research activities, including product development, establishment of quality standards and regulatory compliance. Dr. Brown is also the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Phytoanalytics, investigating the wide range of chemicals produced by plants, how they are synthesized, regulated and allocated within plant tissues, their extractability and activity and their role in plant and human health.

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PhD, Chemistry, University of British Columbia
MSc, Chemistry, Simon Fraser University
BSc Honours, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Dalhousie University


First Place Blue Ribbon. American Urological Association. 2016
Neil Towers Award. Natural Health Product Research Society of Canada. 2016
Herbal Insight Award. American Herbal Products Association. 2016
Thieme Award for the Most Innovative Planta Medica Original Paper. 2013


Dietary Supplement Joint Committee (NSF)
Analytical Laboratories and Botanical Raw Material Committees (American Herbal Products Association)
Advisory Board of the American Botanical Council
Natural Health Products Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

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Research Collaborators

. Missouri Botanical Garden
. National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements
. American Botanical Council
. Biology, UBC
. Vancouver Community College
. University of Lethbridge
. United Natural Products Alliance
. Plant Agriculture, Guelph
. Director, National Center for Natural Products Research
. Canadian Museum of Nature
. Chemistry, UBC
. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii
. Biology, UBC
. Plant Agriculture, Guelph
. Chemistry, UBC
. American Herbal Pharmacopoeia
. Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University

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