The Toronto-based company brought on Dr Ziva Cooper and Dr Mallory Loflin following the recent appointment of two members to work with Dr Charles Pollack, the board’s chairman.
"It is with great pride that we welcome Dr. Ziva Cooper and Dr. Mallory Loflin to our Scientific Advisory Board,” said Dr Raza Bokhari, executive co-chairman and CEO at FSD.
Bokhari said the board, which also includes Dr. Daniel Piomelli and Dr. Ryan Vandrey, is “shaping into a very robust body of scientists and researchers under the leadership of my good friend Dr. Pollack.”
Ziva Cooper, PhD, is the research director at UCLA’s Cannabis Research Initiative and has been involved with studies investigating cannabis neurobiology and dependence for over 10 years. Her current research is directed towards understanding the neurobiological, pharmacological and behavioural variables that influence the therapeutic potential and side effects of cannabis and CBD.
Mallory Loflin, PhD, is a research scientist at Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Her research focuses on prevention efforts for problematic use of cannabinoids, and the development of CBD-based therapeutics.
“We are counting on the invaluable input of our SAB members as we continue to explore the value add of potential applications of medicinal grade cannabis and synthetic cannabinoid pharmaceuticals," said Bokhari in a statement.
FSD Pharma develops indoor grown, pharmaceutical grade cannabis and is also focused on research and development of novel cannabinoid-based treatments for several central nervous system disorders.
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