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.


Igor Grant, M.D. - Director
J. Hampton Atkinson, M.D. - Co-Director
Thomas D. Marcotte, Ph.D. - Co-Director
Jennifer Marquie-Beck, M.P.H. - Director of Research Operations
David Grelotti, M.D. - Medical Director
Melanie Sherman - Director of Business Affairs
Mark Wallace, M.D. - Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Robert Fitzgerald, Ph.D. - Director of Chemistry and Toxicology
Ji Sun, Pharm.D., Ph.D. - Director of Pharmacy
Ronald J. Ellis, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Neurosciences
Clint Cushman - Director of Data Management and Information Systems
Debra Cookson, M.P.H. - Neuromedical and Laboratory Core Manager
Ben Gouaux - Research Associate

CMCR Investigators:

Kristin Cadenhead, M.D.
Emily Gray, M.D.
Brook Henry, Ph.D.
Walter Kaye, M.D.
Fatta Nahab, M.D.
William Perry, Ph.D.
Nathaniel Schuster, M.D.
Doris Trauner, M.D.
Jared Young, Ph.D.

Founding Directors:

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

Igor Grant, MD

Marijuana as Medicine: Can We See Past the Smoke?
North American Cannabis Summit presentation January 2019 (PDF)

Igor Grant, MD

CMCR Symposium, June 2018

Daniele Piomelli, MD, PhD, PharmD

The health impact of cannabis
CMCR Symposium, June 2018

Ziva Cooper, PhD

Therapeutic potential of cannabis for pain alone and as an adjunct to opioids
CMCR Symposium, June 2018

Iain McGregor, PhD

Medicinal cannabis research down under: Introducing the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics
CMCR Symposium, June 2018

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