Dr. Inna Kruman
Dr. Kruman received her PhD in Cellular Biology from Moscow State University (Russia). She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. Her research interests focus on mechanisms of apoptosis and DNA damage response in postmitotic neurons. She has authored over 50 scientific publications, including articles in major peer reviewed journals such as Neuron and Journal Neuroscience, book chapters and invited reviews.
FIELDS OF RESEARCH
- Life Sciences (Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Neuroscience).
2014 - Present
Arizona State University
2008 - 2014
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
1978 – 1983
Moscow State University, Cell Biology
Backstory: Inna grew up with two doctor parents. She was always pulled toward science and went on to earn her Master’s degree in bioorganic chemistry. In a medical chemistry course, she learned that practically all conventional drugs have side effects, and the way they impact humans are often unclear. After getting her Ph.D. in cellular biology, she spent the better part of three decades studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain damage.Throughout her academic career, she published more than 50 papers in high-impact journals, presented her research findings at numerous national and international meetings and has given countless invited lectures. Even as Inna has enjoyed a successful academic career in life sciences, she has also always been deeply interested in the role of lifestyle factors in the underlying causes of disease. She has concurrently studied epigenetic (as opposed to genetic) factors in the progression of different diseases. When she was diagnosed with Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s Disease) in 2004, her doctor told her that this disease is irreversible and there is no pharmaceutical cure for any autoimmune disease. Inna was skeptical, as always, and started her own research. She tried different remedies and diets and came to the conclusion that lifestyle change is the key to finding and eliminating the cause (s) of chronic inflammation in the diet and environment. Using a customized diet and various lifestyle changes, she shocked her endocrinologist one fine day with no remaining symptoms. Since then, she has helped others to overcome Hashimoto's Disease using the same techniques, adjusting for diet and lifestyle recommendations for each client.