By Mieko Hester-Perez
Cannabis educator and influencer, Tammy Pettigrew took a moment to speak to Ed Wagner, PhD. 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.
Dr. Wagner received a dual PhD degree in Pharmacology and Neuroscience from Michigan State University in 1994. He did his post-doctoral training with Dr. Martin Kelly at Oregon Health and Science University, which he joined as a faculty in 1998.
He is now Professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Western University of Health Sciences. His research centers on the synaptic and hormonal determinants underlying the control of energy balance.
He is funded by the National Institutes of Health to study sex differences in, as well as hormonal and dietary influences on, cannabinoid CB1, nociceptin opioid (NOP) receptor- and pituitary adenylyl cyclase-activated polypeptide (PAC1) receptor-mediated regulation of homeostatic and hedonic energy balance circuits.