Research Consultant Level II
John holds a Masters degree in Plant Molecular Biology and Bachelor of Science degree in Plant and Soils Science. He has over five years of research experience at the bench and over 10 years of cultivation experience. As a research scientist, John has studied ways to target gene therapies to treat Parkinson’s disease using CB1 and CB2 promoter regions. As a cultivator John specializes in water culture.
John’s background includes human and plant cannabinoid genomics, cannabinoid regulation of the human microbiome, cannabis molecular marker based breeding and selection, generation of new cannabis strains using T-DNA insertions and genetic engineering, and automated IPM/biosecurity strategies and technologies.
As a research specialist John studied plant stress response at the molecular and genomic level to gain a better understanding of how plants adapt to their environment. John has also held the position of Laboratory Technician at the NASA Center for Controlled Ecological Life Support Systems.