In this episode, we talk with Cody Wenthur.
Cody is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Director of the first-of-its-kind Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation Masters of Science Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Cody is also a member of the Psychedelic Pharmacists Association.
Cody’s lab researches how small-scale molecule drugs affect long-term behavioral changes.
In our conversation, we cover the many projects Cody’s lab is working on and discuss the details of the new Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation MS Program.
We also discuss how Cody’s interest in drug development started in high school and the route he took to become an assistant professor getting both a PharmD and Ph.D. followed by a fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute in the Department of Chemistry.
We round out the conversation with Cody by providing some advice, a discussion of the Psychedelic Pharmacists Association, and a reflection on the future of the psychedelic field.
1:57 Cody’s research on how small scale molecule drugs affect long-term behavioral change
5:56 Implications and goals of Cody’s research
10:42 Masters of Science in Psychoactive Pharmaceutical Investigation at University of Wisconsin-Madison
23:44 How Cody became involved in psychedelic research
33:11 PharmD versus PhD
36:36 Cody’s fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute and fellowship advice
42:27 Challenges Cody faced in his academic journey
45:35 Resources that were most helpful during Cody’s academic journey
49:37 Psychedelic Pharmacists Association
55:12 Reflections on the future of the psychedelic field
1:00:54 Additional details on the MS program
1:01:44 Contact information
University of Wisconsin-Madison Professional Degrees & Certificates: https://pdc.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy: https://pharmacy.wisc.edu
Psychedelic Pharmacist Association LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/psychedelic-pharmacists-association/
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