Jeffrey Langland PhD

Professor of Research Chair, Department of Research & Research Director, Ric Scalzo Institute for Botanical Research


Jeffrey Langland received his doctorate degree from Arizona State University in the area of virology in December 1990.  His area of interest at that time and still today is investigating and understanding the complex cellular defenses and immune responses against microorganisms.  After graduating from Arizona State University, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California Davis studying oncolytic viruses, followed by a post-doctoral position at the University of Wyoming comparing similarities between plant and human defenses against viruses. . At Sonoran, Dr. Langland mentors students in evidence-based botanical medicine research and training Residents in the preparation of case studies. As a Full Professor and Chair of the Research Department at Sonoran, Dr. Langland brings new insight and a cutting-edge approach to research for students and to the field of naturopathic medicine.

Classes Teaching:

  • Microbiology, Immunology, and Concepts in Research


  • Arizona State University (Bachelors in Microbiology)
  • Arizona State University (Ph.D. in Microbiology)


Dr. Langland is currently involved in various projects characterizing the activity and mechanism of action of various botanicals towards viruses (including pox, herpes, varicella-zoster, HPV, rhinovirus, zika, He has more than 40 publications and six patents. ebola), bacteria (including MRSA, lyme disease, antibiotic-resistant strains, plague, and others), immune regulation and inflammation, cancer, and skin health.