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Unicity not only believes in creating products that are innovative but also based on proven science. This commitment to cutting-edge development and efficacy has led to multiple third-party certifications, US patents, listings in the Prescribers Digital Reference (PDR), coverage of our clinical studies in scientific journals, and more.

To help us achieve our goals and continue our tradition of innovation, Unicity has recruited top scientists from around the world to be the driving force of our elite science team.

Meet the Science Team

Meet Uncity’s 7 doctorate-level scientists—all bringing unique expertise and experience to Unicity—and supporting our ever-growing Research and Development initiatives.

Erin Glynn, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Development

Dr. Erin Glynn has recently been appointed as Unicity’s Vice President of Research and Development. Dr. Glynn earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Texas A&M University, and she received her doctorate in biomedical science from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Glynn then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University, where she focused on the metabolic profiling of conditions like obesity and diabetes.

Afa Kehaati Palu, Ph.D.
Principal R&D Scientist

Dr. Palu brings a wealth of scientific knowledge to Unicity. He is recognized as one of the top scientific researchers in noni research worldwide and is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles and scientific patents on noni health. He brings his skills to Unicity to help ensure our products continue to lead the industry in metabolic health. Dr. Palu comes from a long line of Tongan traditional healers, who have used Tongan medicinal plants (including noni) since the 17th century. He holds a PhD in Educational Leadership with a minor in Molecular Biology from Brigham Young University–Provo, as well as a Master’s in Botany with emphasis in Plant Molecular Genetics.

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.

Lucas Grant, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist

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. In addition to his research, Dr. Grant has worked for the Life-Space Group as a primary microbiome and probiotic researcher focusing on innovative probiotic and prebiotic supplement development.

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.

Stephanie Kung, Ph.D.
R&D Scientific Affairs Specialist

Dr. Kung joined Unicity to oversee clinical trials research. Her focus is to contribute to the development of science-based nutrition products that can help improve overall well-being and health. She earned her BS in chemical biology (with a minor in nutrition) from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her doctorate in nutrition and food science from Utah State University with a research emphasis on polyphenols and intestinal health. Her interest in nutrient metabolism and bioactive compounds makes her a perfect fit for Unicity.

Yau Yin Hoe, Ph.D.
Unicity Research and Development Principal Investigator

Dr. Yau Yin Hoe received his bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and microbiology and his doctorate from the National University of Singapore. He has advised and collaborated with various international companies, such as Cytiva, Bio-Rad Diagnostics, Agilent, and Perkin-Elmer. Dr. Yau’s research interests include biomolecular interaction analysis, biosensors, drug discovery, and rapid test kit and monitoring device development. He recently joined Performance Labs Pte Ltd as the research and development principal investigator.

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