Jonathan Page, PhD


Jonathan has spent his career deciphering the genetic and biochemical secrets of medicinal plants, including the production of THC. He co-led the Canadian team that first sequenced the cannabis genome, and his work has helped discover the biochemical pathway of the major cannabinoids.

He received his PhD from the University of British Columbia (1998) then undertook postdoctoral training in Munich and Halle, Germany (1998-2003). He followed that by directing a lab at the National Research Council’s Plant Biotechnology Institute from 2003-2013.

His scientific work has been published in high-impact journals such as PNAS, The Plant Cell, The Plant Journal, and Genome Biology, and he has been an invited speaker at numerous Canadian and international conferences. Jonathan is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids (CCIC), the premier cannabis resource for health-care professionals in Canada. He is also an adjunct professor in the Botany Department at the University of British Columbia

What legal weed in Canada means for science

‘Nature,’ the International Journal of Science, profiles Dr. Jonathan Page on the opportunities that exist to improve the cultivation of a once-forbidden plant.

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