Dr. Chuanhai Cao is an Advisor to the Company in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, clinical trials, and neuroscience, among other areas.
Dr. Cao is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at the University of South Florida’s (USF) College of Pharmacy. He also has joint appointments as Associate Professor at USF’s department of Neurology at the College of Medicine, and the department of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology (CMMB) at the College of Arts and Sciences.
He conducted the research on transgenic mice that led to the filing of the patent by USF for the use of THC as a potential therapeutic agent for Alzheimer’s. The lab experiments using an animal model led to the finding that THC and CBD has the potential to inhibit amyloid beta peptide aggregation and possibly restore memory function, or as a minimum halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Cao’s research interests are focused on the discovery of therapeutics and vaccinations to neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS. He is a leading researcher in the field of Alzheimer’s treatments, as it relates to vaccinations and natural therapies. His lab at the USF Health, Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, is the only lab engaged in using different peptides on dendritic cells to mount an immune response to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. He has worked extensively on nanoparticle encapsulation to enhance delivery of compounds for Alzheimer’s, effects of EMF on Alzheimer’s, and nutraceutical therapies for Alzheimer’s patients. Dr. Cao has one co-inventor patent that has been approved for medical trials, and another patent that is currently being worked on for an Investigational New Drug (IND) application with the FDA, and is currently pursuing a patent on immunomodulatory cells as novel treatment for diseases.
Dr. Cao has a PhD, in Medical Microbiology and Virology, from Tianjin Medical University, China. He has authored or co-authored around 80 peer-reviewed articles. He has been quoted in the Huffington Post, USA Today, and was featured in the CNN documentary WEED 3 The Marijuana Revolution by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.