Leadership/Investigators

Director: Igor Grant, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C)

Igor Grant, M.D., is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Since 2000, Dr. Grant has been Director of the State of California funded Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR). He is also the Director of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP), which encompasses a broad range of interdisciplinary HIV studies including the California NeuroAIDS Tissue Network (CNTN), the Translational Methamphetamine AIDS Research Center (TMARC), the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC), and the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER). Dr. Grant is the founding Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society and founding co-editor of the journal AIDS and Behavior.

Leadership

Igor Grant, M.D. - Director, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry
J. Hampton Atkinson, M.D. - Co-Director, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Thomas D. Marcotte, Ph.D. - Co-Director, Professor of Psychiatry
David Grelotti, M.D. - Medical Director, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Robert Fitzgerald, Ph.D. - Director of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, Professor of Pathology
Jeremiah Momper, PharmD - Reference Laboratory Director, Associate Professor of Pharmacy
Jennifer Marquie-Beck, M.P.H. - Director of Research Operations
Debra Cookson - Laboratory Manager
Clint Cushman - Director of Data Management and Information Systems
Carla Ingle - Project Coordinator
Cheryl Kelley - Director of Business Affairs
Felicia Roston - Project Coordinator
Melanie Sherman - Business Affairs

CMCR Investigators (*Steering Committee Member):

*Ronald J. Ellis, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Neurosciences
*Ji Sun, Pharm.D., Ph.D. - Director of Pharmacy
*Mark Wallace, M.D. - Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Kristin Cadenhead, M.D. - Professor of Psychiatry 
Mariana Cherner, Ph.D. - Professor of Psychiatry
Ziva Cooper, Ph.D. (UCLA), Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Giordano de Guglielmo, Ph.D., PharmD - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 
Nicholas DiPatrizio, Ph.D. (UC Riverside) - Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Guido Frank, M.D. - Professor of Psychiatry
Brook Henry, Ph.D. - Assistant Researcher of Psychiatry
Jennifer Iudicello, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Walter Kaye, M.D. - Professor of Psychiatry 
Scott Letendre, M.D. - Professor of Medicine
Arpi Minassian, Ph.D. - Professor of Psychiatry 
Erin Morgan, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 
Alysson Muotri, Ph.D. - Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Jacques Nguyen, Ph.D. - Assistant Project Scientist of Psychiatry 
Rudy Ortiz, Ph.D. (UC Merced), Professor of Physiology and Endocrinology
William Perry, Ph.D. - Professor of Psychiatry 
Jeremy Pettus, M.D. - Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
Veena Ranganath. M.D. (UCLA) - Associate Professor of Medicine-Rhuematology
Nathaniel Schuster, M.D. - Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
Michelle Sexton, N.D. - Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Gabe Silva, Ph.D. - Professor of Bioengineering and Neurosciences

Doris Trauner, M.D. - Professor of Neurosciences
Jared Young, Ph.D. - Professor of Psychiatry

Founding Directors:

Igor Grant, M.D.
Tom Coates, Ph.D.
Andrew Mattison, Ph.D. (Deceased)