Dr. Reem Smoum-Jaouni, received her Ph.D. in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry from the School of Pharmacy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She completed her Postdoctoral Studies in Cannabinoid Research at the Faculty of Dental Sciences and Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine at The Hebrew University. She is currently an Associate Research Scientist at the Institute for Drug Research at the Lab of Prof. Raphael Mechoulam.
Dr. Smoum-Jaouni’s unique expertise is in the design and synthesis of novel cannabinoids and endocannabinoids-like compounds and in testing their biological activities and potential use against brain diseases, cancer, inflammation, addiction and osteoporosis.
The list of publications attests to the contribution of Dr. Smoum-Jaouni’s scientific work to the body of knowledge in the field of basic research on cannabinoids as well as on their biological importance and clinical-medical relevance. The latter has recently become one of the most hot-topics in the medical application of natural products, in particular, those of the cannabinoid family.