Caljam 2021 – Wide Awake
Dr Mikovits earned a BA in Chemistry from University of Virginia in 1980 and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from George Washington University in 1992. In her forty-year quest to understand the causes, prevent and treat chronic diseases, she has co-authored seminal papers culminating at least a decade of research in each of four fields: immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics, and HIV/AIDs drug development. In 2006 Dr Mikovits co-founded and developed the first neuroimmune institute based on a systems biology approach. This led to the landmark 2009 publication in Science of the isolation and characterization of a new family of human disease-associated retroviruses, XMRVs/HGRVS. Dr Mikovits has co-authored more than 50 peer reviewed publications and book chapters; holds patent # WO 2012061790 A1. “Combination Therapy for Prostate Cancer using Botanical Compositions and Bicalutamide”. Dr Mikovits is a New York Times best-selling author of the book: Plague of Corruption, Plague and The Case Against the Masks. The formation of M.A.R.C. Inc. in 2016 with colleague, Dr. Frank Ruscetti, afforded Dr. Mikovits the opportunity to come full-circle back to her first love, natural products chemistry. In 2020, MARC Inc. evolved to become Dr J Solutions, a company focused not only on education but on providing solutions for prevention and treatment autoimmune/auto-inflammatory diseases resulting from viral infection, drugs and environmental toxins. Her heart and passion is to focus on natural products chemistry and plant based drug therapies. Its current focus is on medical cannabis with breakthroughs in understanding of the pathophysiology of neuroimmune diseases as acquired endocannabinoid immune dysfunction (AEIDS).