Dr. Sidney Sudberg has been an active research chemist since his undergraduate studies as an organic chemist at Lehman College of the City College of New York and then as a graduate student in Chemistry at Stony Brook University and New York University. After graduate school, in the late 70’s, Sidney studied Classical Chinese Acupuncture in the UK where he was introduced to the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and Herbal Medicine, after which he studied Chiropractic Medicine at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. After many years as a clinician Sidney combined his clinical knowledge and experience with his chemistry background and founded Alkemists Pharmaceuticals, now Alkemist Labs, a respected independent contract Analytical Testing and research laboratory dedicated to ensuring the quality of Natural Products/Dietary Supplements.
As the Founder, President and CSO of Alkemist Labs, Sidney has published several scientific papers on natural products and many articles explaining lab issues and best practices to educate the herbal products industry. He serves on several committees of the American Herbal Products Association, including the Analytical Laboratories and Standards committees. He is also a technical advisor for the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and serves on various committees of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists, International where he is Chair of the Committee on Statistics and a member of the Executive Committee of the Technical Division on Reference Materials (TDRM).
President & CSO