Past and Present
The following is an outline of current and past work experience. Each role has provided an opportunity to learn, grow, and continue developing both as a person and a professional.
Anna Schwabe PhD is a researcher and educator with expertise in Cannabis genetics and biology and has considerable experience in a variety of scientific fields. She holds a BS, an MS and PhD from the University of Northern Colorado and was awarded both the Dean's Citation of Excellence and The Dean's Award for Outstanding Dissertation for her research evaluating genotypic and phenotypic variation in Cannabis. She is an established presenter, grant writer, and has published primary research spanning several disciplines, including genetics, conservation, and education. Her research has been featured in multiple media articles and she has been interviewed in several podcasts and webcasts. To compliment her scientific research and academic achievements, she is also an artist who is certified in botanical illustration and has taught several classes and has served as a judge for jurored exhibitions. She comes with an extensive network of connections within the cannabis industry and serves as a consultant for the Agricultural Genomics Foundation, Advisory Board Member for Cannabis Science Today, Scientific Advisory Board member for Bace Health, an Affiliated and an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado, and an Associate Lecture Professor at the University of Colorado. Her previous professional and academic positions over the last two decades encompass both laboratory and business management, and she is skilled in advising and coordinating multiple concurrent projects. She is passionate about Cannabis science and facilitating consistency in the cannabis industry.
AUG 2015 - MAY 2020
PHD, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
Cannabis Genetics & Biological Education
Dissertation: A multifaceted approach to investigate genetic aspects in Cannabis sativa.
Graduate Dean’s Citation of Excellence
Graduate Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Dissertation
AUG 2010 - DEC 2012
MS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
Thesis: Population genetics determining hybridization levels and directionality of gene flow between Sclerocactus glaucus and S. parviflorus using nuclear and chloroplast DNA analysis.
OCT 2009 - JUN 2010
BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION, DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
Demonstrated proficiency in all drawing and illustration skills required to render accurate and useful depictions of the plant world with a focus on detail. Proficiency in graphite, pen & ink, watercolor, colored pencil culminated in a certificate in botanical illustration.
MAY 2007 - DEC 2009
BS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Areas of study included organismal biology, plant taxonomy, genetics, animal and human anatomy & physiology, microbiology, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physics.
HEAD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Lead research and development team to improve aquaponic cultivation of Cannabis and product development
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
ADJUNCT FACULTY LECTURER
Cannabis science consultant and assisting with Novel Foods Application dossier preparation
Genetics, University of NorthernColorado
Course BIO 220
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ASSOCIATE LECTURE PROFESSOR
Modern Cannabis Science, University of Colorado
Course EBIO 4460-581
BACE HEALTH SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR
Scientific Advisory Board member with Bace Health, a digital health & discovery platform for cannabinoid therapies.
INFORMED CBD SHOPPER
Provide leadership and advisory council on CBD products.
CANNABIS SCIENCE COURSE DEVELOPER, SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT
Develop and design college level course material for upper level students and lesson modules for members of the cannabis industry seeking continuing education grounded in science.
MILE HIGH HIGH RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Initiated academic collaborative projects to investigate safety and toxicity of cannabinoids, and designed education and training materials to be disseminated and implemented throughout the company.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO
LAB COORDINATOR & RESEARCH ASSISTANT
DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS
RESEARCH & CONSERVATION GENETIC LAB MANAGER
Designed course materials and syllabi, coordinated and oversaw all labs and graduate teaching assistants, designed and implemented experiments, assisted and taught lab techniques and data analysis (graduate and undergraduate students).
Designed and implemented genetic projects for multiple rare and sensitive species, oversaw and trained laboratory assistants and volunteers.
RESEARCH & SCIENTIFIC PROJECT DESIGN
EDUCATION & TRAINING
PERSONEL & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
PUBLIC SPEAKING & NETWORKING
PEN & INK
"We’re not doing science for ourselves. We’re doing this for you. When you have a question and you want it answered, the perfect person to do that is a scientist."
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