Holly E. Johnson PhD Appointed as Senior Analytical Chemist


Costa Mesa, CA (November 18, 2014) – Holly E. Johnson PhD has joined the staff of Alkemist Labs as Senior Analytical Chemist, leading project teams in analytical testing and R&D as well as performing specialized research.

Dr. Johnson earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy at the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois, Chicago, under renowned Pharmacognosist and researcher Dr. Norman Farnsworth. Additional education includes a B.S. in Environmental Biology, and a B.S. in Botany, Department of Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.

“Dr. Johnson’s training under Dr. Norm Farnsworth and subsequent field work with botanicals, coupled with her innate appreciation for botanicals and expertise in analytical applications and instrumentation are complimentary to our specialized areas of expertise,” said Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist Labs. “We’re pleased to have her on the team.”

“Along with Dr. Johnson’s superior scientific acumen, her deep appreciation for Natural Products and her expertise with the instrumentation used for their analysis, as well as her leadership style and personable attitude, she is a perfect fit for Alkemist Labs,” said Dr. Sidney Sudberg, Founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer.

“I am delighted to be working with Alkemist; focusing my skills and experience on developing innovative methods to support Alkemists clients, many of the leading manufacturers in the industry,” Dr. Johnson said.

About Alkemist Labs

Alkemist Labs is a contract testing laboratory specializing in plant authentication, botanical ingredient identification and quantitative analytical services to the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Industries. Located in Costa Mesa, California, Alkemist Labs offers Clients a wide range of specialty research services to evaluate the identity, purity and quality of botanical raw materials, dietary ingredients and finished products. Alkemist Labs has become the ideal “Partner for Quality” to companies interested in producing high quality natural products requiring independent, third-party analysis, Stability/Shelf-life studies, Certification of Analysis and cGMP compliance. www.alkemist.com

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