This Journal Club series hosts monthly educational events where authors discuss their newly published scientific findings. Presentations will focus on a variety of articles and perspectives related to cannabis medicine, including but not limited to clinically-relevant articles and research methodology-focused papers.
This month’s installment will hear Dr. Jong Rho discuss his research on how “Cannabidiol Impairs Brain Mitochondrial Metabolism and Neuronal Integrity.”
Jong M. Rho, MD
Dr. Rho is a Professor of Neurosciences, Pediatrics and Pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego, and Division Chief of Pediatric Neurology at the Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. He received an undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University, and an M.D. from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Rho has held prior faculty appointments at the University of Washington (Seattle) and the Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of California at Irvine, the Barrow Neurological Institute (Phoenix), University of Arizona and Arizona State University, and most recently, the University of Calgary and the Alberta Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rho’s main research interests are the mechanisms underlying the anti-seizure and neuroprotective effects of metabolism-based treatments such as the ketogenic diet. His research activities have been sponsored by research grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Brain Canada, and a variety of intramural and extramural public and private sector sources.