Dr. McGrath is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Sciences Department and head of the Neurology Service at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She is board-certified in veterinary neurology and, for the past 15 years, has been working in the highly specialized field of medical and surgical neurology. Dr. McGrath’s research has been dedicated to finding novel treatments for canine epilepsy, canine brain tumors, cognitive dysfunction, and canine inflammatory central nervous system diseases. For the past six years, her research efforts have been primarily focused on cannabis, both in a laboratory setting and with clinical trials utilizing client-owned animals with naturally occurring diseases. Her groundbreaking cannabis research and expertise is highly regarded and internationally recognized. She has been successful in generating and utilizing pre-clinical data to perform clinical trials in a variety of naturally occurring canine and feline diseases, most of which serve as a strong translational model for humans. Most recently, Dr. McGrath was granted the 2020 Zoetis Award for Research Excellence, honoring her impactful, innovative, and successful research program.
Dr. Dean earned his medical degree in 1968 from the University of California in San Francisco. After a 1-year residency in Internal Medicine, Dr. Dean joined the Centers for Disease Control where he trained epidemiology. His role at the CDC enabled him to participate in numerous public health undertakings and epidemic research studies. These experiences prompted him to complete the educational program at UCLA School of Public Health, where he received his master’s degree in public health. After achieving board certification from the American Board of Dermatology in 1976, Dr. Dean began his clinical dermatology practice in La Mesa, where he has served patients ever since. In addition to performing general dermatology services for more than 25 years, Dr. Dean has also been actively involved in the development of skin care products. His SkinResource.MD line, formulated to prevent, control, and reverse the signs of aging, was established in 2007. In 2019, he launched VitaFit, a skincare line dedicated to the needs of amputees and diabetics. Most recently, Dr. Dean has started to work with CBD skin care products that he feels will bring even better results to his patients.
Dr. Knox spent 32 years as a board-certified anesthesiologist before becoming an Endocannabinolist and Cannabinoid medicine specialist. As a cofounder of the American Cannabinoid Clinics, Dr Janice resonates the importance to understand the pharmacology of cannabis and the intricate physiology of the endocannabinoid system and create better products and services because of that understanding. She firmly believes that clinical applications of cannabis and other botanicals will disrupt the way healthcare is practiced today. Dr. Knox is the CEO of the AC Group Inc., Oregon representative of the DFCR, and board member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine and Association of Cannabis Specialists.
Dr. Larry Good has been a practicing gastroenterologist since 1978. Dr. Good graduated Colgate University Magna Cum Laude in 1969 and received his M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha status from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 1973. He served a medical residency from 1973-76 and was Chief Medical Resident in 1976. Dr. Good has served as the Director of Liver Diseases at Nassau County Medical Center and was for many years Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Good has given hundreds of lectures in his field and has authored numerous papers and abstracts. His recent clinical research activities involve the microbiome, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and the application of orally administered gamma globulin to patients with acute and chronic gastro-intestinal disorders. Dr. Good founded Good Pharmaceutical Development Co., LLC, in 2014. He is their CEO and is developing a topical product for treating neuropathic pain. This includes cannabinoid and currently available generic FDA approved products in novel preparations. In May 2016, Dr. Good was named to the Steering Committee of the Lambert Center for Hemp and Marijuana Research at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Good has authored and co-authored pivotal studies in peer reviewed journals regarding medical application of cannabinoids. He has also been very active in CME programs for cannabinoid education. Dr. Good delivered the keynote address on the endocannabinoid system at the 2019 annual meeting of the NYS Pain Society and has been invited to Chair the Controversies in Pain Management Panel at the 2020 meeting. Most recently, Dr. Good has engineered the development of PainTx and brought this unique, high concentration topical cream successfully to market and continues to expand new products including CBD and CBDa combinations for safe and effective pain relief.
Nathan Morris is the Chief Medical Officer of Atrium Innovations Pro Brands. He resides in Monument, CO where he has a multidisciplinary functional medicine practice, Good Medicine, which focuses on making the complex simple. Dr. Morris is certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine and has practiced root cause medicine for well over a decade. He is actively involved in the evolution of PureGenomics®, which he envisioned and co-created with Kelly Heim, Ph.D. He is also a partner with MBN Systems, which supports the implementation of systems-based medical training in medical schools and residencies. He also co-hosts the podcast Good Medicine on the Go where he explores personalization, technology, and practice implementation strategies. His most recent season explored the history, mechanism of action, and clinical application of cannabis. Dr. Morris is excited about the future of medicine as he helps create the future of personalization and its evolution as it empowers patients to understand their uniqueness and strengths.
Head of CRC
Melissa Reynolds, Ph.D., serves as the Director of the Panacea Life Sciences Cannabinoid Research Center and the Faculty Director for Research Cores in the Office of the Vice President for Research at Colorado State University. She is also a professor in Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering at Colorado State University. She received a B.S. In Chemistry from Washington State University and a PH.D. from the University of Michigan and worked for a translational biomedical device company before joining CSU in 2009. Her research interests are in improving medical device technologies to improve patient outcomes. Her group is highly multidisciplinary and collaborative, working in the areas of metal organic frameworks as biocatalysts, antibacterial materials and biosensors. She has been recognized as an emerging investigator by the Journal of Materials Chemistry, a Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Early Career Award, and has received an NSF CAREER Award and a Monfort Award. The group’s research on metal organic frameworks received a 2013 TechConnect National Innovation Award. Her research has been funded by NSF, NIH, DOD, Boettcher Foundation, state funding, and corporate funding. In addition to her research, Reynolds loves the classroom and was named 2011 Educator of the Year by the Colorado Bioscience Association. She continues to actively engage with industry and serves as the executive editor for the SurFACTS, the Surfaces in Biomaterials newsletter.