Science & Medicine Programs

Science and medicine are crucial for evolving a sustainable future. We advocate for and aid these developments. The immediacy of global challenges calls for new methods and innovative outlooks in the scientific community. We are dedicated to supporting teams of scientists that advance the well-being of our planet and population.

Microbiome Projects

Earth Microbiome Project:

SLF is proud to help fund the Earth Microbiome Project which is focused on constructing a microbial map for the planet which will systematically analyze and characterize global microbial taxonomic and functional diversity for the benefit of the planet and humankind. To learn more about this work, please download the November 2017 article from Nature entitled ‘A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity.’

Dr Christine Peterson

SLF is also pleased to support the work of Dr. Christine Tara Peterson PhD, AHP, RYT on Ayurvedic Medicine and gut health at UCSD’s Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health. Her article Therapeutic Uses of Triphala in Ayurvedic Medicine was ranked as the #1 most read of 2017 in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. In March 2019, she published Prebiotic Potential of Medicinal Herbs Used as Nootropics and in Neurodegenerative Disease. Additionally, Christine wrote Immune homeostasis, dysbiosis and therapeutic modulation of the gut microbiota and  Identification of Altered Metabolomic Profiles Following a Panchakarma-based Ayurvedic Intervention in Healthy Subjects: The Self-Directed Biological Transformation Initiative (SBTI).  Dr. Peterson also has a private practice.

Research Fellowships

The Samuel Lawrence Foundation supports scientists who, unmatched in their perspective fields, advance studies for the common good. Current global challenges call for innovative and revolutionary approaches in the scientific community.

Dr. Beatrice Golomb
Dr. Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD’s research focuses on repairing electromagnetic field damage and cell phone radiation damage in Gulf War veterans. The Golomb Research Group study various conditions related to oxidative stress and cell energy impairments.