Research Associate Daniela Vergara, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
In this lecture, Vergara, a research associate who is also part of the cannabis industry, will describe the latest results of her cannabis genomics research. Vergara has been studying the genetic diversity of multiple cannabis varieties in an attempt to shed light on largely unexplored questions, such as the genetic variables that control tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) production and the biological mechanisms that give the plant its psychoactive effects. Her research has also shown the limitations of using federal government cannabis, because it lacks potency and variation. She will discuss future research directions and how her investigation can inform consumers, legislators, growers and breeders.
More information: https://www.colorado.edu/outreach/ooe/growing-field-cannabis-research