Meet goop’s Scientists

Science and Research Content

GERDA ENDEMANN, PHD

Senior Director, Science & Research

Endemann holds a BS in nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her professional experience is wide-ranging; she’s conducted scientific research, focused on nutrition education, and worked in the dietary supplement industry. Endemann has conducted basic research on heart disease, fat metabolism, and nutrition in academic laboratories and in biotech, and she has served as an adjunct faculty member at Stanford University.


The Product Development Team

JENNIFER KOVACS-NOLAN, PHD

Director, Science & Research

Kovacs-Nolan holds a BS in biochemistry; her PhD is in food science from the University of Guelph, Canada. She has coauthored forty-five scientific papers, review articles, and book chapters, which include an examination of the role of novel dietary proteins and peptides in modulating inflammation and immunity. Today, Kovacs-Nolan applies this lens to product development within the dietary supplement industry and enjoys seeing her research manifested in quality products.


THIRA BURNS, MS, RDN

Director, Product Development

Burns earned her BS from the University of California, Davis, and her MS from San Jose State University. She is a registered dietitian with an academic foundation in nutritional science. She has more than eight years of experience in product development and has managed the development of nearly one hundred evidence-based natural products.


DAVID LE, MS

Research Scientist

Le earned his BS in clinical nutrition from the University of California, Davis, and his MS in sports nutrition from the University of Colorado. His research experience focused on exploring the effects of nitrate supplementation on human physiology as well as conducting investigations of vitamin D status in elite athletes.