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Expert Research Equals Scientific Success

Our in-house research and development team has physicians, immune science experts, and PhDs working hard to keep 4Life on the cutting edge. We’ve also enlisted the expertise of dozens of physicians and nutrition experts worldwide, all members of 4Life’s Health Sciences Advisory Board.

Chris Lockwood, PhD, CSCS

4Life Chief Scientific Officer

Health Science Advisory Board Chairman

Chris Lockwood, PhD, CSCS
“4Life is a company that not only was and has been at the forefront of Transfer Factor bioactive research, but is committed to pioneering new discoveries and innovations to bring about the best life possible for the people that use 4Life products.”
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Dr. Lockwood has over 25 peer-reviewed research manuscripts and textbook publications to his credit. He has authored and edited several hundred articles for the general public on dietary supplements, health, and fitness, and is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on protein supplementation and its effects on body composition and performance. Dr. Lockwood received his PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma. He served as Editor-in-Chief of popular fitness magazines Muscle & Fitness and M&F Hers. He was the Senior Category Director of the approximately $280 million Diet, Energy, Food & Beverage division of General Nutrition Centers (GNC), the world's largest dietary supplement retailer. Dr. Lockwood worked closely with Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey to help prepare him for his role in the hit movie, “Magic Mike”, and has since continued providing Mr. McConaughey with supplement and nutritional consulting.

Shane Lefler, MS

4Life Research Scientist

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

Shane Lefler, MS
“I have always had an interest in nutrition and supplementation. Sound science and a commitment to quality are just the beginning of the effective support offered by 4Life Transfer Factor products. 4Life truly is impacting the way people live today.”
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Shane obtained his Masters degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Utah. He has been at 4Life for over 5 years and has designed new and reformulated existing products. He has been instrumental in furthering our understanding of 4Life Transfer Factor’s characteristics and their role in the immune system. He plays a key role in supporting other department’s needs from research and development. Prior to joining 4Life, he worked as a data analyst at a genetics company that evaluated hereditary risk for breast and colon cancer.

Richard Bennett, PhD

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

Richard Bennett, PhD
“4Life Transferceutical™ products never cease to reveal their unique and special immune talents. I continue to be amazed by what transfer factors teach us. 4Life’s commitment to cutting-edge research will most certainly continue to inform and enlighten us about the life-supporting role of a healthy and vigorous immune system.”
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Dr. Bennett is a microbiologist and immunologist. His 23-year career at the University of California, Davis focused on the practical aspects of protecting food and water systems from microbes that degrade quality and pose threats to health and safety. In the last decade, he has researched and lectured on the immune system. His focus is on how the external environment, including nutrition, can enhance and support the body’s innate abilities to maintain health and wellness.

David Markowitz, MD

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

David Markowitz, MD
“Throughout my career, I have recognized the extraordinary impact of a healthy immune system. 4Life Transferceutical products offer valuable support to the health and strength of the immune system. Their use in thousands of patients has demonstrated just how important a healthy immune system can be for their overall quality of life.”
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After 28 years as a pediatrician, Dr. Markowitz left his 24,000 patient practice to lead a private foundation supporting children with HIV and pursue a 4Life career. He received his medical degree, as well as a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship, from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Edgar A. Guess, Jr., MD, FACOG

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

Edgar A. Guess, Jr., MD, FACOG
“Transfer factors and nanofraction molecules , and the immune modulation they provide, could be the key for the future of immune system health.”
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Dr. Guess received his M.D. degree from Howard University, and is board certified in obstetrics, gynecology, and oncology. He continued his education at the Harvard University Medical School post graduate division. After spending many years on staff at major hospitals in Los Angeles, he is currently a clinical professor at University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Guess also serves as the medical director and consultant of the Beverly Hills Wellness Center, offering the entire family of 4Life products.

Dr. Said Daibes, Ph.D.

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

Dr. Said Daibes, Ph.D.
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Dr. Daibes is the newest member of the 4Life’s Health Sciences Advisory Board. He is a graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia Health Sciences School with a Radiological and Nuclear Medicine degree. Dr. Daibes has served as an assistant radiology professor teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Daibes holds radiological and nuclear medicine boards. Dr. Daibes has authored and co-authored over 40 research publications, over 50 scientific abstracts, and one book chapter in applied diagnostic sciences. His research fields of interests are in molecular imaging and its applications in early disease detection.

Brent Vaughan, MS

4Life Director of Health Information Services

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

Brent Vaughan, MS
“4Life Transfer Factor products work together to provide some of the best immune system support currently available. Strength, focus, and coordination all in one place give your immune system the best fighting chance for maintaining health and wellness.”
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Brent Vaughan is a registered dietician. He has a Master's degree in Food Science and Nutrition from the University of Utah and is currently working on his PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology from Walden University. Brent has been involved with the dietary supplement industry since 1998. During his time with 4Life, he has aided in the development of many products, including 4Life Transfer Factor® RioVida®. Brent is also very involved with 4Life’s laboratory and clinical research activities.

Robert Robertson, Jr., MD

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

Robert Robertson, Jr., MD
“4Life Research is well-known in the nutraceutical industry as the leader in transfer factor research. If new discoveries are made, one can rest assured that the scientists at 4Life will be at the forefront.”
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Dr. Robertson completed his education at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, serving as the Director of Emergency Services at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky from 1977 to 1994. He and his son, Rob Robertson, III, started a nutritional supplement company in 1994. In researching products for their company, they came across 4Life Transfer Factor®. Convinced of the importance of 4Life's mission, they sold their company and became full-time distributors in late 1997.

Duane Townsend, MD, FACOG

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

Duane Townsend, MD, FACOG
“In my 50 years of medical practice, 4Life Transferceutical products have, without question, made the most significant impact on me and my patients. 4Life’s discovery of the power of nanofraction molecules stands out as a major medical breakthrough.”
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Dr. Townsend is a board certified OB/GYN, specializing in gynecologic oncology. He was a professor at University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, and University of California, Davis. He has introduced several unique ideas to medicine, including cryosurgery, nurse practitioners, and endometrial ablation. Dr. Townsend has authored numerous chapters in medical textbooks and co-authored nearly 100 articles in peer review journals. He still actively practices medicine, blending alternative methods with the conventional approach. He attributes his incredible health to 4Life Transfer Factor.

Vivienne Matalon, MD

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

Vivienne Matalon, MD
“4Life Transfer Factor is the essential key to achieving superior immune system health.”
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Dr. Matalon currently serves as the medical director of both TLC Healthcare and Health Map, and is a clinical instructor for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her hospital appointments include four facilities in the state of New Jersey. A graduate of the Utesa School of Medicine, Dr. Matalon has been actively involved in teaching, researching, and publishing throughout her career.

Teresa Tomalska, MD

Health Sciences Advisory Board Member

Teresa Tomalska, MD
“It seldom happens that one scientific discovery can bring such huge benefits to support the health of every human being. I firmly believe that 4Life Transferceutical products hold the secret to optimal immune system function.”
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Dr. Tomalska completed her medical training at the Medical Academy in Lublin, Poland. She came to the United States several years ago and was introduced to 4Life. She decided to devote herself full-time to teaching people about supporting good health. Dr. Tomalska hosts a radio show in Chicago, Illinois called “Balsam” and publishes a monthly newsletter entitled “To Your Health.” She also organizes seminars in Chicago, with topics such as women’s health, cardiovascular health, and health for Polish families.

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