ISL's founder is a professor of neuroimmunology at the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, a faculty member in the Dept. of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University, and a past associate professor at the Charles Drew/UCLA School of Medicine and Science. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the fields of microbiology and clinical immunology with postdoctoral studies in tumor immunology at UCLA. His on-going research, spanning a 45-year career, focuses on the role of environmental triggers in complex diseases. Professor Vojdani’s research and focus on predictive antibodies has resulted in the development of numerous antibody arrays for the detection of many autoimmune disorders. Of particular note are the arrays for autoimmune diseases that originate from the gut and manifest as attacks on the body’s own tissues or organs, including the brain. An owner of 15 US patents for laboratory assessments, Professor Vojdani has published more than 140 articles in scientific journals. He is the CEO and Technical Director of Immunosciences Lab., Inc. in Los Angeles, CA, and sits on the editorial board of five scientific journals. In 2006, he was given the prestigious Herbert J. Rinkel Award by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) for excellence in teaching the techniques of environmental medicine. On November 7, 2009, he was given the Linus Pauling, PhD Award by the American College for Advancement in Medicine. And in October of 2012 he was given the F. R. Carrick Research Institute’s extremely distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.
ISL's co-owner is a practicing psychotherapist and the laboratory's administrator. While the other Dr. Vojdani handles the lab's scientific and technical aspects, this Dr. Vojdani handles ISL's more mundane operations and the melding of its personnel into a potent workforce.
Gopal Krishnan , PhD, HCLD (ABB), Laboratory Director
Dr. Gopal Krishnan is a board-certified Ph.D. immunologist with more than 30 years of U.S. experience in lab administration and research as director. He joined ISL as Laboratory Director/Clinical Consultant in August of 2008.