The Power List 2021 – R&D Trailblazers
Chairman and Founder, GW Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, UK
Motivation: As a physician, I have listened carefully to patient reports, observed clinical phenomena, generated hypotheses, and then found rational explanations in science to validate those observations and drive medicine development.
Career highlight: There have been many highlights over the past 40 years but, without doubt, the rapid and successful development of Epidiolex is the most important.
Unanswered questions: We need a better understanding of homeostasis and the role of the cannabinoids in its modulation; specifically in terms of hormesis, cellular bioenergetics, the microbiome, and neural plasticity.