We,in Bixahuman Research project, are walking towards what truly transcends, leaving traces of love and service to others. Making use of the millenary ethnobotany with the most up-to-date scientific resources. With our contribution we want to be part of the great change that is being generated in humanity.
We are here to serve.
Degree in Chemical Sciences (Bachelor)
Center: Autonomous University of Santo Domingo
(1977 – 1983)
Doctoral Grade in Orgánic Chemistry (Ph. D.)
La Laguna University, Canary Island, Tenerife, Spain
From 1991 to 1994)
Especialized UNESCO Code : 2306
POST- DOCTORAL GRADE
Center: Counsil of Superior scientific researches of Spain
Postdoctoral works on: “Steroselective Chemical Synthesis of Bioactive Natural and Similar Products in its Enantiomérics forms”
First Postdoctoral Stay
Center: Counsil of Superior scientific researches of Spain, Institute of Natural product and Agrobiolgy of Canary Island
Investigation on Molecules with Biological Activity of Securidaca virgata a Medicinal Dominican Plant
Second Postdoctoral Stay
Natural product and Agrobiolgy of Canary Island
Investigation on Other Therapeutic Categories Molecules Previously Isolated from Securidaca virgata a Dominican Medicinal Plant.
Third Postdoctoral Stay
Center a): Institute of Product Naturales and Agrobiologia of the Canary Islands, Counsil of Superior scientific researches of Spain,
Investigation on: a) Natural Product cytotoxity
Center b): Institute of Environmental Sciences, Madrid
The following link and the seven digits number allows you to access the document full patent registered in the United State Patent and Trademark Office.
4.1) “Synthetic lactone formulations and method of use”
Patent No. 7 323 495
United State Patent and trademark office
Obtain in : January 29, 2008
Inventors: Terrero; David
4.2) “Lactone formulations and method of use”
Patent No. 6 900 242
Obtain in: 31 de Mayo 2005
Board of Directors
Dr. Charissa D. Pizarro is a Bilingual (English/ Spanish) Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience working with diverse clinical populations. At present, she practices in NJ. She has a private practice where she treats those with various issues including depression, anxiety, trauma and adjustment disorder to name a few. Dr. Pizarro also conducts psychological evaluations including immigration and bariatric evaluations. Dr. Pizarro also heads a grant funded child protective services program where her staff go into the home and work with families affected by domestic violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, substance abuse/ Alcohol Abuse and their child (ren) have been removed and/or may be in jeopardy of being removed from the home. The family is reunified and taught skills such as conflict resolution, parenting skills and process their trauma so that they may remain together. Many of the clients in this program are Spanish speaking and often of undocumented immigrant status. Dr. Pizarro also works with an older adult and medically ill population in a nursing home setting.
Aside from her work life, Dr. Pizarro is a volunteer for Postpartum Support International (PSI) where she is the Coordinator of Postpartum Services for the Dominican Republic. She is also a member of the Latino Mental Health Association, formerly known as the Latino Psychological Association, where she will be presenting a workshop titled “Working with Latinx Populations: Special Considerations for Undocumented Immigrants and Survivors of Trauma” on February 2020. Recently, Dr. Pizarro was a delegate for the American Psychological Association (APA) in Portugal where a group of Psychologist from all over the U.S. and other parts of the world convened to discuss several important Psychology topics. Dr. Pizarro is a member of APA as well.
Dr. Pizarro had very humble beginnings and is from a disadvantaged background herself. She is always loyal to her roots and looks for opportunities to help her community as evidenced by her current employment and volunteer work. Furthermore, Dr. Pizarro is involved with the Literacy Revolution where youngsters are provided with the financial opportunity and other resources to attend school and in turn give back to their community once they complete their studies. The world be changed one person at a time!
Charissa Denise Pizarro, Psy. D.
has over 16 years experience in the biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry with a primary focus in drug discovery and development. Her key focus of scientific research is Lysosomal Storage Disorders including: Farby, Pompe, and Batten Disease. She is currently a Clinical Scientist at Amicus Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on rare and orphan disease that specifically affect children. In her current role she manages non-clinical studies investigating drug pharmacokinetic, safety pharmacology and efficacy. She manages the development of study design, protocol generation, study conduct, and data review.
Prior to this role she worked at Amicus as an In vivo Pharmacology Scientist performing research in early drug discovery R&D. Where she implemented key in vivo functional assays to investigate muscle function. These functional assays were later translated into clinical studies and are now used as primary outcome measures as part of the data collection in these studies. She was formally a Research Associate at Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, performing early drug discovery research support for several therapeutic areas including: cardiovascular, central nervous system, diabetes and oncology. Where she studied, Schizophrenia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and target treatments against Cancer.
She obtained a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in anatomy and physiology from William Paterson University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business and Science with a concentration in drug discovery and development at Rutgers University, graduating May 2020.
Anadina has been a mentor for the Pesce Family Mentoring Institute for 5 years, where she helps develop and prepare undergraduate and graduate students in their scientific career goals. She enjoys spending time with her family and values helping and developing others.
Dr. Cesar Pruss practices Naturopathic Medicine that is backed by evidence-based science.
In addition to owning his busy practice, Dr. Pruss ND is regularly requested to share his knowledge at integrative medicine seminars; Working since 1995 as a Natural Medical advisor for New York radio stations, his topics of discussion have included detoxification, anti-aging, IV therapy, environmental medicine and chronic disease prevention.
He has a special interest in the adjunctive treatment of cancer patients using Naturopathic Medicine and is a member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
Dr. Pruss is passionate about Naturopathic Medicine and treats each patient with compassion and empathy. He uses a variety of Naturopathic assessments and treatments and tailors them to each individual’s unique needs. Dr. Pruss stays current with the latest research and Naturopathic treatments by continually updating his skills through on-going education in the most contemporary and effective treatment methods. Dr. Pruss worked more than 15 years with children and adults in State Hospital, Intense Care, Rosario, Argentina.
Doctor in Nedicine from the American School of Nedicine, Stanford, Connecticut
Doctor in Naturopathic Medicine
Naturopathic National Council, USA
Communication with the press, aimed at strengthening the real and positive image with community culture, are the responsibilities of Roberto J. Bustamante at the Bixahuman team.
Our organization has a genuine philosophy and values that need to be exposed with dynamism to public opinion. Bustamante, with more than 30 years of experience in news media has a remarkable experience and professionalism.
Bustamante holds bachelors’ degrees from Peru’s National Universities, a Master’s degree in Social Science from Long Island University in New York, and a Master degree in Global Affairs from the Rutgers University in New Jersey. Bustamante has also received an Honorary Doctorate degree by Essex County College in the City of Newark, New Jersey.
For more a decade, Bustamante worked for the State of New Jersey as a Media Specialist at the Attorney General Office in Trenton.
His many years as a news reporter at El Diario/La Prensa in New York City and other news media organizations, are some examples of what Bustamante means to his community and to those who have benefited from his activism. Bustamante has also worked as a news media Consultant for the United Nations, lending his considerable expertise to the Institute of Training and Research for Women in the Dominican Republic.
As a former member of the New Jersey’s Ethnic Advisory Council, Bustamante was also actively engaged in this hometown of Rutherford and Bergen County, serving as President of the Rutherford Borough Civil Rights Commission. He was also a former member of the Bergen County Youth Services Commission and Bergen County Minority Affairs Advisory Commission.
Bustamante is an award winner journalist’s recognized as a media consultant. Insider New Jersey, selected him in the list of political journalists and personalities in the Garden State in 2017.
Roberto J. Bustamante F.
Aura Castro is the founder and CEO of Bixahuman Research Lab. She completed her Computer Science Engineering in 1987, and then went on to do her MS in Accounting-Taxation in 1990. In 1994 founded her first business. Active for 27 years. Since 2009, she has been working as a history and linguistic researcher, a passion she carried from her childhood.
Over the years, Castro has accumulated almost 3 decades of research and business experience. For the past 9 years, she has been researching the beneficial properties of the ancient Annatto-Bija-Achiote-Bixa Orellana, a sacred plant used by the Amazonian and Caribbean tribes. With the help of modern lab science, Castro started to intensively research the history of the indigenous tribes, their traditional medicines and herbal combinations, healing rituals, and linguistic research.
Her Bixahuman Research Lab is the first-of-its-kind lab that combines modern science with 5,000 years of indigenous history. The facility aims to make 100% natural and organic dietary supplements to help restore people’s health in a natural and non-aggressive ways.
Castro credits much of her success to her Taino roots and great-grandmother Francisca, who passed down the secret formulations of the Bixa Orellana plant, which can help improve people’s overall health and wellness through natural remedies.
With Bixahuman Research Lab, Castro aims to break the barriers of customary paradigms and medicinal concepts. With this aim in mind, she has referenced several research studies and conducted her own research that proves the historic application of herbal formulation among Taino Native Indians.
Among the documents on which she bases her research on is the DNA Research of Taino People by Prof. Juan Carlos Martinez Cruzado of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Another notable study that Castro refers to describes the relationship between Mayans-Caribbean tribes and the Tibetan Monks Migration in 12,000 BC. The study claims that the Chinese were the first ones to discover America, even before Christopher Columbus.
Castro has also written her own research studies that delve into indigenous dialects and talks about Linguistic Investigation & Comparisons to Assyrian-Semitic Languages, like Akkadian, Sanskrit, Sumerian, Aramaic, Greek, and Hebrew that are part of the existing dialect of Amazonian rainforest tribes.
Castro has also documented research on the word “Bija” (the Annatto plant) which has origins in Sanskrit. For indigenous tribes, the word Bija means “sacred seed from heaven.” Hindu tradition follows a similar line of thought claiming Bija is the word for the seed used by Brahma to create the world.
Additionally, she is also researching the medicinal and beneficial properties of Tocotrienol, a rare molecular structure of Vitamin E newly discovered by modern scientists, which has several properties that can treat various pathology and support overall wellness. The annatto plant is the only direct botanical source that contains 99.9% Tocotrienol, thereby once again proving the ancestral wisdom of using Bija.
Aside from her work, Castro enjoys life with her partner and her three children and is grateful for them for understanding and supporting her passion. She aims to transform lives through her motivation and says she loves the “Wow” moments, which makes her understand that she has a part and purpose in life.
Book: Petroglyphs – Nov 4, 2017
Olivo Guevara Garces, Anthropologist
Aura Castro, Researcher. Candidate for PHD
Pre-Columbus Chinese roots in the Caribbean and South America
Authors: Aura Castro and Jane Lael
American Chinese Organization – Summer 2012
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Elizabeth Vargas’s objective with Bixahuman is to be an instrumental part of the team, by utilizing her experience in financial management. Combining her strong business acumen to safeguard the growth of the company. Her experience allows her to have a wide business view that also enables her to narrow down to connect the dots, identify business drivers, understand complex issues, take action, and drive results.
Her Sixteen years of experience comes from Bank of America, having to manage in different business areas and consistently perform at high levels. Elizabeth served as a Senior AVP. She has been recognized for her outstanding performance and leadership for several years. She worked with senior executives of the company to develop financial strategies and deliver objectives. Her strong leadership impacted several business areas, driving down cost, increasing revenue, and improving overall performance in various business units, including risk mitigation of over $70 millions monthly. She also has successful experienced managing large teams of 150+ associates. She served as a board member of Lead For Woman in the social responsibility program with Bank of America.
Elizabeth Vargas earned her B.S. in Business Administration in 2014 with a Finance/accounting minor.
Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her daughters, she likes to volunteer in soup kitchens. Her entrainment are reading books, and cooking.