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Dr. Raber received his B.S. in biochemistry from Lebanon Valley College, PA and subsequently a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Southern California with an emphasis on developing new synthetic methodologies useful in pharmaceutical drug discovery and manufacturing efforts. Dr. Raber studied botanical phylogenetic relationships based on the RuBisCO enzyme’s evolution while in college and was named to the USA Today 1997 All-USA
College Academic Team for his research accomplishments in this area. After working in the fine chemical manufacturing space, Dr. Raber entered cannabis in 2010 and has since published 5 peer-reviewed articles on different cannabis topics, most notably around terpenes. In 2019 Americans for Safe Access name Dr. Raber the Researcher of the Year. Dr. Raber has been invited to lecture about cannabis around the world, is an inventor on multiple patents pertaining to cannabis-based technologies, and is frequently sought out as a subject matter expert by the media to comment on various technical topics within cannabis.
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