Dr. Lunawati Bennett is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Union University School of Pharmacy in Jackson, Tennessee, United States of America (USA). She received her B.A. degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Bogor, Indonesia; M.S. degree in Food Science and Nutrition from University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri; M.R.E degree in Christian Education from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, California; and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees from Idaho State University, Idaho. Her Doctoral research examined the interactions between luteinizing hormone releasing hormone, opioid receptors and estrogen in SK-N-SH human neuroblastoma cells.Prior experiences in Dr. Bennettís career include managing and working as a pharmacist in several retail pharmacies, conducting research in a flavor and fragrance industry, conducting research in food industries, teaching Christian Education courses in a Christian college, and working as a college campus minister.At Union University, she teaches pharmacology of drugs used in treating disorders of the endocrine, gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiovascular and infectious disease to Pharm.D. students.
Her research interest include: understanding the role of antioxidants on cancers; cardiovascular; diabetes mellitus and other diseases; identifying natural antioxidants useful in treating these diseases; and understanding the role of estrogen and luteinizing hormone releasing hormone on oxidative stress. She has published papers in scientific peer review journals on the role of antioxidants in cardiovascular, diabetes and cancers, a book chapter on the role vitamin E, and other papers including enzalutamide for metastatic resistant prostate cancer, Gaucherís disease and others.