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Elham (Neda) Rouhollahi, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Dr. Rouhollahi is a postdoctoral fellow and trainee with Dr. Alasdair Barr in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UBC. Her research project proposes to use classical animal models to investigate the therapeutic effects and associated side effects of extracts from the whole plant of different strains of cannabis. The targeted medical conditions include pain and chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). Data and results will play a key role in pre-screening of cultivars to obtain best candidates suited for particular medical conditions, or that have lower side-effect liability. Their partner, Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd, will use the data to get more resources to conduct related clinical trials, fund studies to research other potential medical indications, and develop cannabis based drugs. It's hoped that this work will minimize the risk of failures and cost of clinical trials by using these industry-standard preclinical models.
Research Keywords: Pain and cannabis, Neuropathic pain, Chemotherapy