Riyad Amin is a professor of biochemistry and has 40 years of experience in clinical biochemistry. He graduated from the Medical School, Hebrew University, and has served as a professor of biochemistry for 22 years at Birzeit University, where he taught and conducted research in metabolic biochemistry. While at Birzeit, Riyad has served as Chairman of the Biochemistry Department and later the Dean of Sciences. He also served as Assistant to the President for academic development and international relations. After taking up his Fulbright Award in 1987 to pursue clinical research at the Navy Hospital in Bethesda, Riyad spent two years continuing his research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA. In 1997 he moved to the Medical School at Alquds University where he spent 18 years serving as Chairman of the Biochemistry Department and later as the Dean of the Faculty of Health Professions. His research concentrates on natural products and disease management. During his career Riyad participated in three clinical trials in the United States as Sub-Investigator evaluating the safety and efficacy of various drugs for treating: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Hypertension and eight trials in the West Bank as Principal Investigator testing the anti-diabetic and hypo-lipidemic effects of new food supplements on human subjects.