Dr Mikovits earned a BA in Chemistry from University of Virginia in 1980 and a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from George Washington University in 1992. In her thirty-five-year quest to understand and treat chronic diseases, she has co-authored seminal papers culminating at least a decade of research in each of four fields: immunology, natural products chemistry, epigenetics, and HIV/AIDs drug development. In addition to more than 50 peer reviewed publications and book chapters, Dr. Mikovits holds patent # WO 2012061790 A1. "Combination Therapy for Prostate Cancer using Botanical Compositions and Bicalutamide" and authored the books, Plague and Plague of Corruption. The formation of M.A.R.C. Inc. in 2016 with colleague, Dr. Frank Ruscetti, has afforded Dr. Mikovits the opportunity to come full-circle back to her first love, natural products chemistry. M.A.R.C. Inc. is a consulting company focused on education for prevention and treatment autoimmune/auto-inflammatory diseases resulting from drugs and environmental toxins. Her heart and passion is to focus on natural products chemistry and plant based drug therapies. Her current focus is on medical cannabis with breakthroughs in understanding of the pathophysiology of neuroimmune diseases as acquired endocannabinoid immune dysfunction (AEIDS).