PORTLAND, Ore. – At OSU Science on Tap, Oregon State University researcher Jane Ishmael will present “Marijuana as Medicine,” an exploration of current trends in marijuana use and recent progress in understanding how cannabinoids act on the body.

OSU Science on Tap is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the OSU Portland Center in downtown Portland. The program will begin at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

Ishmael’s research interests are closely aligned with the natural product drug discovery efforts in the OSU College of Pharmacy, and her laboratory in Corvallis studies the action of new chemical structures that have arisen in nature and may inspire future drug development.

She has served as a member of the Retail Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee for the Public Health Division of the Oregon Health Authority and on the governor’s task force for researching the medical and public health properties of cannabis.

Ishmael holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England and a doctorate in toxicology from OSU. After postdoctoral training in molecular biology, she joined OSU’s College of Pharmacy and teaches the pharmacology of drugs that act on the central nervous system.

Science on Tap is presented quarterly by the OSU Extension Service and OSU Alumni Association. The talks engage community members in the work underway by nationally recognized OSU researchers and scholars from around the state.

For registration and information visit www.osualum.com/marijuanaasmedicine.

The OSU Portland Center is located on the second floor of the Meier & Frank Building at 555 SW Morrison Street. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by Feb. 22 to vicki.campbell@oregonstate.edu.

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Chris Branam, 541-737-2940, chris.branam@oregonstate.edu; on Twitter @branamchrisw

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Vicki Campbell, 503-821-1127, vicki.campbell@oregonstate.edu