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Tania Weiss

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I’m an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Public Health. I intend to graduate in the Spring of 2019 from the College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I started working under Dr. Riley in our university’s Psychopharmacology Lab in early 2018 because of my interests in the rewarding and aversive effects of psychotropic substances. I am currently working alongside Briana Hempel in researching multigenerational and transgenerational impacts of drug exposure. I had previously shadowed her research of the assessment of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol's affective properties in male and female rats following the inhibition of pregnenolone.


My main interests include how cannabinoids alter the mind and body, particularly during the current wave of changing attitudes toward both medical and recreational use of marijuana in North America. I have a diverse background in my previous lab experiences, including most recently working under the world-leader in cannabinoid research, Dr. Mechoulam, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, studying the chemical composition and isolation of cannabinoids from several different hashish strains. I intend to continue researching the psychoactive and medicinal properties of cannabinoids as I pursue higher education in the future.