The Godfather of Cannabinoid Research
Prof. Raphael Mechoulam is with the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products at the Faculty of Medicine. He is the former Rector of the University and is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences. His research interests are in the field of chemistry and the biological activity of natural products and medicinal agents. His main contributions are in the field of the constituents of cannabis and the endogenous cannabinoids found in the brain and the periphery. He has published extensively on their pharmacological activities.