Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Paul Anderson, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Anderson is a synthetic organic chemist by training with more than 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development. Following postdoctoral studies in bioorganic chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Anderson began his career in the pharmaceutical industry at Merck Frosst Canada Inc. He subsequently joined Boehringer Ingelheim and in more than 20 years with the company, held positions of increasing responsibility in the research organization including more than 12 years as head of the Boehringer Ingelheim research centers in Canada and in the United States. While in Canada, Dr. Anderson and his team introduced several anti-viral drugs into pre-clinical and clinical development, including the first HCV protease inhibitor to be tested in humans. As head of research for Boehringer Ingelheim in the United States, Dr. Anderson and his team carried out research on autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases, advancing several compounds into pre-clinical development. He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Alberta.

Mr. Anderson is also a Consultant for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN).

Dr. Mauro Maccarrone

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Maccaronne is Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Campus Bio-Medico, University of Rome. He also serves as Director of the Laboratory of Lipid Neurochemistry of the European Center for Brain Research-IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome. Prof. Maccarrone served as the President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society and was the recipient of their 2016 Mechoulam Award. He also served as Chair of the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Cannabinoid Function in the CNS, and is a founding member of the European Cannabinoid Research Alliance. In addition to having authored over 460 published papers, he is the holder of eight issued patents. Dr. Maccarrone serves as referee or on the editorial boards to numerous scientific journals, including Science, Nature Medicine, JAMA, PNAS, Blood, Brain, Journal of Neuroscience, Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, Cannabinoids and Cannabinoid Research. He is also Editor of Biochemistry for the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS).

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