Dr. Stanikunaite worked as an Advisor for Scientific Program and Innovations at the Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc. (Silicon Valley, San Francisco). She has authored numerous scientific publications and is especially interested in applying collaborative methods in advancing new knowledge and innovations. She is also a co-founder of the Ecological Economics Innovations Center in Berkeley, California and Vilnius, Lithuania (www.eeicentras.org/en). Dr. Stanikunaite holds both B.S., and M.S., degrees in biology from Vilnius University and University of Miami. She received her Ph.D., in Pharmacognosy from the University of Mississippi.