Science & Medicine Programs

Science and medicine are crucial for evolving a sustainable future. We advocate and aid these developments. The immediacy of global challenges call 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. The SLF San Onofre and Beyond program addresses safer storage of nuclear waste to mitigate the current and future significant threats to the health, safety, and economic vitality of Southern California residents.

Microbiome Projects

Earth Microbiome Project:

The Samuel Lawrence Foundation 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 November 2017 article from Nature titled  A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity.

Dr Christine Peterson

The foundation 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, Chritisie 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, unmatched in their perspective fields, who 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 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.