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GCT100 2023 Nominees: Science




What does the future hold for cannabis? Look to the work of the Science category winners to catch a glimpse of tomorrow. These scientists and researchers are discovering and testing promising new ways to utilize the plant for medicines and therapies, to grow crops more efficiently and sustainably, and to better measure and classify cannabis for its effects on the human mind and body.

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Keith Allen
Director of Bioinformatics, Front Range Biosciences
Lafayette, CO, United States

Susan Audino
ISO Assessor, AOAC International
Wilmington, DE, United States

Julia Bramante
Lead Scientist, Colorado Department
of Health Marijuana Reference Laboratory
Denver, CO, United States

Geoffrey Guy
Founder & Chair, GW Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Christopher Hudalla
Founder & CSO, ProVerde Labs
Milford, MA, United States

Swetha Kaul
Director of Quality Control, Herbalife Nutrition
Redondo Beach, CA, United States

Julie Kowalski
Independent Consultant
Spokane, WA, United States

Robert Martin, Jr.
Co-founder & CEO, CW Analytical Laboratories
Oakland, CA, United States

Kevin McKernan
Founder & CSO, Medicinal Genomics
Beverly, MA, United States

Jeffrey Raber
Co-Founder, The Werc Shop
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Echo Rufer
Director of Health Sciences, PAX Labs
San Francisco, CA, United States

Gary K. Ward
Founder, GK Ward Associates
Vancouver, WA, United States


John Abrams
Chair & CSO, Clinical Endocannabinoid System Consortium
San Diego, CA, United States

Aldwin Anterola
CSO, Veda Scientific
Carbondale, IL, United States

Jeffrey Chen
Executive Director, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Ziva Cooper
Research Director, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Vincenzo Di Marzo
Associate Research Director, ICB-CNR
Naples, Italy

John Fike
Professor of Crop & Soil Environmental Science
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA, United States

Reggie Gaudino
VP of R&D, Front Range Biosciences
Lafayette, CO, United States

Geoffrey Guy
Founder & Chair, GW Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Andrea Hohmann
Neuroscience Chair, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN, United States

Alisha Holloway
VP of Research & Data Science
Phylos Bioscience
Portland, OR, USA

Melanie Kelly
Professor of Pharmacology
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS, Canada

Donald Land
Professor of Chemistry, UC Davis
Davis, CA, United States

David Meiri
Professor, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel

M-J Milloy
Professor of Cannabis Science
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Virginia Moore
Assistant Professor & Hemp Research Team Sustainability Lead, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, United States

David Nutt
Director of Neuropsychopharmacology, Imperial College
London, United Kingdom

Roger Pertwee
Professor Emeritus, University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Daniele Piomelli
Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, UC Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, CA, United States

Markus Roggen
Founder & CEO, Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures
Vancouver, BC Canada

Ethan Russo
Founder, CReDO Science
Austin, TX, United States

Guillermo Moreno Sanz
Global Scientific Director, Khiron Life Sciences
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Larry Smart
Professor & Hemp Research Team Lead, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, United States

Kaitlin Urso
Environmental Consultant, Colorado Department of Health
Denver, CO, United States

Daniela Vergara
Founder & Director, Agricultural Genomics Foundation
Boulder, CO, United States

Ariani Wartenberg
Agroecologist, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United State



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