Pete Apicella, first author of “Delineating genetic regulation of cannabinoid biosynthesis during female flower development in Cannabis sativa“
Current Position: Actively seeking a new industry role in plant and/or fungal biology research and development
Education: MSc., Plant Sciences, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut; B.S., Horticulture, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut
Non-scientific Interests: Climbing mountains!
Brief bio: I obtained a Master’s degree in plant sciences from the University of Connecticut where my laboratory studied the genetic regulation of cannabinoid production. Most recently, I applied my expertise in genetic regulation of secondary metabolism to fungal systems such as Psilocybe and Cordyceps species. Colleagues and I sought to augment productivity of these systems to generate increased levels of useful metabolites such as psilocybin and cordycepin. While I am not reviewing literature or conducting experiments, I can be found hiking in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.