Greg Gerdeman, PhD

Gregory Gerdeman, PhD

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Greg Gerdeman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Eckerd College
St Petersburg, Florida

Dr. Greg Gerdeman is a neuroscientist and educator with expertise in the physiological actions of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system (ECS). His Ph.D. dissertation in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University was one of the first studies to discover endocannabinoids acting as “retrograde messengers” that regulate synaptic plasticity in the brain, findings that have become a foundation to modern understanding of the ECS and the neuroprotective actions of cannabis. Dr. Gerdeman’s research has been widely cited in the scientific literature, and highlighted in such diverse publications as Science, National Geographic, Men’s Health, and The New York Times. He has been a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) since 1999, and his research has been funded by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Dr. Gerdeman is a tenured Assistant Professor of Biology at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he teaches courses in cell biology, molecular physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience; and directs a research program that investigates the evolution and physiological roles of cannabinoid receptors. He is also Chief Scientific Officer for 3 Boys Farm: a rainwater harvesting, solar powered, low carbon footprint, USDA certified organic produce farm that intends to cultivate medicinal cannabis in the state of Florida.
Eckerd College (link to my faculty bio)
3 Boys Farm

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