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UCI’S Center for the Study of Cannabis Virtual Symposium: Teaser 10 ft. Larry Cahill, PhD

By Mieko Hester-Perez


Global Healthcare Ambassador and Autism Advocate, Mieko Hester-Perez took a moment to speak to Dr. Larry Cahill.

Dr. Cahill PhD is a professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He first became interested in brain and memory as an undergraduate at Northwestern University.

After working for two years at Searle Drug Company in Illinois on memory-enhancing drugs, he earned his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of California, Irvine in 1990, then conducted post-doctoral research in Germany for two years. He returned to UC Irvine to extend his research to studies of human subjects, which in turn led to his discoveries about sex influences on emotional memory, and to his current general interest in the profoundly important topic of six influences on the brain.

In 2017 he edited the first issue of any neuroscience journal devoted to the topic (in The Journal of Neuroscience Research). He is an internationally regarded investigator and speaker whose work has been highlighted often in the press, including in the New York Times, London Times, Washington Post, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, PBS, CNN, Scientific American and 60 Minutes.

The interview is part of UCI’s Center for the Study of Cannabis upcoming virtual symposium to get greater insight into innovative research on cannabis and the sexual brain.




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