Julie Staples received a doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology at St. Louis University. She is the Research Director at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Staples is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Georgetown University School of Medicine where she teaches in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine graduate program. She has been a certified Kundalini yoga teacher since 1996 and is the past Board President of the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology, a non-profit organization in Española, NM that provides health education and professional training in yoga and meditation for people with chronic illness. Her new book Reclaiming Life After Trauma teaches Kundalini Yoga and cognitive behavioral therapy tools to heal PTSD.