Company Overview

Founded By Scientists

Founded By Scientists at the University of South Florida, Natura Therapeutics, Inc. is a science based start-up company committed to providing high quality nutraceutical products researched and developed and/or licensed in by our team of leading scientific experts in the fields of nutritional neuroscience and stem cell therapeutics.

It is the mission of Natura Therapeutics, Inc. to become a leading provider of cell-targeted nutrition for the health supplement and vitamin industry. This will be accomplished by providing innovative, quality products at fair prices while exceeding our customers' expectations. Our products are based on science not science fiction.

Developed by Health Scientists for Health Professionals

Natura Therapeutics, offers a competitive advantage by targeting the health and medical market by providing cost-effective highly standardized and scientifically innovative products that stimulate, promote and maintain healthy stem cells within the body. By developing higher confidence in product quality and effectiveness, Natura Therapeutics will ensure an improved market for nutraceutical products.

Paula C. Bickford, Ph.D.


Paula BidfordDr. Bickford is a well-respected and internationally recognized scientist whose research focuses on the role of inflammation and oxidative stress in brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. She is working on nutritional interventions that she and her colleagues have shown will reverse age-related declines in neurophysiology and behavior. These nutritional interventions are also being examined in stroke, Parkinson's disease, ALS, and other degenerative diseases.
    Paul R. Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc.


Paul SanbergDr. Sanberg is a world-renowned stem cell biologist with extensive experience in translating neural therapies from the laboratory to the clinic for neurodegenerative and age-related disorders. He also has significant experience with numerous biotech start-up companies.
Bernard R. Skerkowski, C.G.A.


Bernie Skerkowski Bernard Skerkowski has over 22 years of accounting experience in both the private and public settings ranging from the Banking Industry to Government Auditing and from Public Practice to Small Business Administration.


Natura Therapeutics Offices at the USF Connect Building



Grants Program

Natura Therapeutics, Inc. supports research in the area of natural products and health.  We are specifically interested in supporting research directed towards understanding the nutritional support of stem cells.  Other areas of research are also considered.