With over fifteen years of experience in leading pharmaceutical drug development, Dr. Justin Grant offers the expertise required for the growth and development of Avicanna’s scientific divisions. His experience includes nearly twelve years of leadership roles in some of Canada’s top research and medical institutions such as the University Health Network (UHN). He served as Staff Scientist and the Research Program Manager of the world-renowned Spatio-Temporal Targeting and Amplification and Radiation Response (STTARR) Innovation Centre with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Dr. Grant has held academic appointments at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Pharmacy as Assistant Professor and Affiliated Faculty position at the Techna Institute. His academic accomplishments include a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto where he published and patented several sustained drug release formulations. In addition, Dr. Grant completed his Executive Master of Business (MBA) from Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and was the recipient of the Rotman Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. He is currently an Instructor at Rotman for Corporate Strategy and Healthcare Innovation. Dr. Grant has been part of the Avicanna Scientific Advisory Board since 2016, where he held the title of Chair prior to joining the company full time.