Dr. Susan Trapp has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology field as a plant-microbe molecular biology researcher and "beyond the lab bench." In this episode, Susan talks to us about her work creating a digital terpene encyclopedia, Terpedia, and how genomics and data can influence personalized medicine and product development of the future.
She has held scientific, management, and early-stage development positions within the biotech industry, academia, government, and start-up community, from algae biofuels to genomes. Dr. Trapp participated directly in the human genome project with Dr. Craig Venter early in her scientific career.
Susan's vision is to accelerate cannabis and endocannabinoid research in a challenging federal environment through education and research. Dr. Trapp's segway into the cannabis industry is her extensive terpenoid research background. Susan's Ph.D. and postdoctoral research examined the molecular evolution of the largest class of natural plant products – TERPENOIDS (terpenes). Susan has been consulting in the cannabis industry for the past several years and, in 2018, co-founded an ancillary database cannabis company –TreatmentX – with the mission to advance scientific understanding of cannabis and treatment legitimization through the collation of patient outcomes and cannabis consumption DATA.
In her spare time, Susan enjoys educating beyond cannabis and the sciences. She also enjoys teaching biology at her local community college, yoga, swimming, and disabled skiing. She is a lover of world travel adventures, music, Karma, her cat, and dabbles as a charcoal artist.
Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.