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Kotra Research Group is a multidisciplinary research group investigating at the intersection of medicinal chemistry, drug action, preformulations and pre/clinical studies. Kotra’s laboratory has successfully translated basic research into advanced preclinical and clinical studies. Over the past 20 years, Kotra’s lab has maintained high standards to conduct cutting edge research, including various regulatory clearances to conduct research with controlled substances such as medical cannabis.

Current research programs in Kotra’s laboratory include chemical/preclinical/clinical research on medical cannabis, cannabinoids and CNS-acting agents such as psychadelic molecules including on various cellular and organ systems, antivirals in organ transplant, disease-modifying therapies targeting multiple sclerosis and neurodegenerative disorders, discovery of small molecules targeting thrombocytopenia, development of treatment strategies for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), and clinical development of Kopakamal as an antimalarial agent. 

We are very proud of our collaborative network who are world-class, committed research groups to help advance the efforts towards meaningful clinical solutions.

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Ever wonder how a mixture of chemical compounds change receptor responses? How about predicting such a response? How about if this is all possible for cannabis extracts? See our recent research publication here...

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Our research activities in the area of CNS and brain are expanding! Resetting the brain...how about that? Can we do it with a surgical precision, where we want, when we want and how we want...can this address many disorders we are now unable to treat? Stay tuned...

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