Ron Kohen Ph.D.
Chair, Richard and Jean Zarbin Chair in Medical Studies
Research Interest: Cannabinoids as antioxidants in biological systems; Modulation of the skin defense mechanism against stress by cannabinoids, Topical nano-delivery of cannabinoids (gold nano particles and microemulsion).
Specific Research Topics on Cannabinoids:
- Activation of the Nrf2-keap1 pathway by various cannabinoids.
- Induction of skin defense mechanisms against stress (e.g. UV) by CBD and other derivatives.
- Development of skin delivery systems for cannabinoids.
Key Words: Antioxidants; Drug delivery systems; Skin biochemistry; Oxidative stress; Skin pathologies