May 3rd, 2012 12:00 PM   through   12:50 PM
14500 Juanita Drive N.E.
Bastyr University
Room 186
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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This scientist, who was instrumental in the commercialization of creating human hormones from plant precursor compounds from soy and wild yam, also suffered sever discrimination as one of the first African-Americans granted a PhD.

HerbDay 2012 loglPercy Julian, PhD (1899-1975), was one of the first African-Americans granted a PhD (in chemistry in his case). He worked in the area of plant chemistry and pharmacognosy. He was instrumental in the commercialization of creating human hormones from plant precursor compounds from soy and wild yam. Despite suffering severe discrimination, he always kept fighting and moving ahead in his life and career. He was the second African-American elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Come learn more about this amazing scientist.

Eric Yarnell, ND, RH (AHG), is a core faculty member in the Department of Botanical Medicine at Bastyr University. He co-owns Heron Botanicals and has authored many botanical medicine books and articles. He maintains a naturopathic medicine practice with a special interest in men’s health.

Read about other Herb Week events on our news release "Bastyr Offering Free, Unique Classes to Honor HerbDay."