Dr Edward Okello

Edward brings a wealth of expertise as a leader in his field, with over 40 years of research and experience in using natural products for food and human nutrition.

With over 100 publications to his name in leading journals, Edward until recently worked at Newcastle University in their Institute of Cellular Medicine. Edward was Newcastle University’s Medical School Degree Programme Director for Medicinal Plants and Functional Foods. In his time, he has supervised over 20 PhD research students focussed on using natural products in nutrition and medicine.

At Hexis Lab, Edward works with the team to develop novel pipelines of naturally derived products for the management of metabolic conditions, in particular, diabetes and neural degeneration.