Photo: Ty Hopkins (center) with 4Life Chief Scientific Officer, David Vollmer, Ph.D., (left) and President and CEO, Steve Tew.
4Life Research is expanding its Health Sciences Advisory Board with the addition of Ty Hopkins, Ph.D., who also is a Team 4Life mountain biker, road racer and triathlete.
Hopkins, a research professor at Brigham Young University (BYU), officially joined the board during its annual symposium last weekend at 4Life Global Headquarters in Sandy, Utah. The group of third-party experts is tasked with keeping the 4Life R&D team abreast of new research and methods in the area of protein supplementation. The company’s Chief Scientific Officer, David Vollmer, Ph.D., heads up the board as Chairman.
“This elite group of scientists includes immunologists, microbiologists, medical doctors, and researchers,” Steve Tew, President and CEO, said in a statement. “Together, they provide distributors with an unrivaled level of credibility in terms of the products we offer, as well as those we will launch at 4Life Convention 2016: United in October.”
The board’s latest addition earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in life sciences, with an emphasis in sports medicine, from Indiana State University. In addition to teaching at BYU, Hopkins coordinates the university’s graduate programs for athletic training and physical medicine and rehabilitation. A competitive athlete himself, Hopkins has represented Team 4Life since 2013, when he joined the group of world-class athletes who incorporate 4Life products into their training regimens.