Dr. Ann Liebert – Australia
Dr Ann Liebert (PhD) is a world-renowned Australian scientist with over 30 years of clinical experience treating previously intractable conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and chronic headache. She is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at Sydney University, Coordinator of Photomolecular Research at the SAN Hospital and has accepted an offer of a visiting professorship at the University at Buffalo, NY. Dr Liebert is a co-founder, director and the Chief Scientist at SYMBYX, a medical technology company developing light therapies to manage neurodegenerative disorders. Dr Liebert also specializes in treating chronic pain and migraine headaches, which is informed by her previous PhD research.
Dr Liebert’s work in treating Parkinson’s and fibromyalgia patients is supported by in-vitro, in-vivo and translational research into the use of mostly infrared laser light therapies directed towards the gut microbiome. This area of medicine is known as photobiomodulation (“PBM”). She now concentrates on conducting clinical trials of Parkinson’s disease symptomatic reduction with PBM, including explaining the mechanisms of action of PBM and light treatment generally at the molecular and transcriptional level. Dr Liebert’s discoveries are currently being translated into commercially available therapies and she is bringing new hope to people with Parkinson’s (“PWP”) around the world.