Mondias names Jamil Samsatly as Chief Scientific Officer

Published: March 14, 2019

Mondias Naturals Inc. announced the appointment of Jamil Samsatly as Chief Scientific Officer. Mr. Samsatly has been conducting research for the past two years as a consultant on the Company’s CELEXT07, a bio-defense stimulant that has the potential of becoming a superior eco-friendly alternative to synthetic fungicides, as part of a collaboration project with McGill University.

Mr. Samsatly is currently completing his Ph.D. at McGill University and has broad experience in sustainable agriculture, healthy agri-food systems and molecular biotechnology. He previously received an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in biology and plant pathology from the American University of Beirut. Working as a researcher for almost 10 years at well-recognized international institutions such as the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique – Avignon, the American University of Beirut and McGill University has allowed him to fully understand the challenges faced by agriculture globally, and to develop a deep understanding of applied research and the types of products that are needed in sustainable agriculture. Mr. Samsatly is well recognized in his field of expertise, having published in leading scientific journals and contributed to building a broader picture of plant pathology and host-pathogen interactions, with a special focus on the role of antioxidants and vitamins.

“We are very pleased that Mr. Samsatly has agreed to play a bigger role with Mondias as our Chief Scientific Officer,” said Jean-Philippe Gravel, Chief Executive Officer of Mondias. “His dedicated research on our CELEXT07 bio-defense stimulant has been promising in bringing this product even closer to market. We strongly believe that his knowledge and research expertise in the development of bio-controls and bio-fertilizers for cannabis and other organic agriculture production systems will greatly assist Mondias in fulfilling its growth potential and achieve commercial success.”