Organic Chemist. Food Expert.
Teacher. Science Writer.
Dr. Lisa's Bio
Dr. Lisa Julian, Ph.D. has combined her formal scientific training with her experience in Hatha yoga and to arrive at an understanding of health and the human body from the inside out. After graduating from the University of California Irvine (her home town) with a B.S. in chemistry, she pursued her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry "the molecules of life" at the University of Michigan. In 2005, Lisa graduated from the U of M at the age of 24 with her doctorate degree.
She then spent over 3 years as a research scientist for the biopharmaceutical company Amgen in San Francisco developing drugs for diabetes and cancer. After realizing her passion was in academia and teaching, Lisa took an NIH fellowship at the University of Illinois, and then finally a professorship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado in Denver in 2011. Her research at the University was focused on the design and synthesis of new molecules to treat cancer selectively.
While at CU Denver, Lisa developed and taught her unique course the "Science of Food," to advanced undergraduates. She is published in world renowned journals and is an inventor on four patents from her work at Amgen.
After spending three years in Denver, she moved to beautiful Summit County full-time and opened her wellness studio Elevated Yoga & Holistic Health in August of 2014, with an intention to educate the community on the importance of cancer and disease prevention through whole mind-body health, using yoga and mindfulness-based eating.
Dr. Lisa began writing her unique 'Science of Food' Column for the Summit Daily News in 2015 and continues researching and writing for the public on important food and health related topics. Stay tuned for her book Eat your Electrons!
Dr. Lisa closed the Yoga studio in April of 2018 and spent the following academic year as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Illinois. She continues to teach at Colorado Mountain College (chemistry, human nutrition and non-credit culinary classes) on an adjunct basis.
She currently lives in Dillon Colorado and is a mom to a beautiful baby girl, cherishing every moment with her. For fun Dr. Lisa enjoys gardening, cooking, running, practicing yoga and reading.