Dr. Jeffrey C. Raber received his B.S. in biochemistry from Lebanon Valley College, PA and subsequently a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Southern California with an emphasis on developing new synthetic methodologies useful in pharmaceutical drug discovery and development efforts. Dr. Raber studied plant phylogenetics of the RuBisCO enzyme while in college and was named to the USA Today 1997 All-USA College Academic Team for his research accomplishments in this area. While at USC he was awarded the Harold and Lillian Moulton Fellowship for his efforts on the construction of novel heterocycles and peptidomimetics utilizing a proprietary boron-based multicomponent condensation reaction. Since graduate school Dr. Raber has pursued various entrepreneurial endeavors highlighted by KinetiChem where he guides the development and commercialization of a novel continuous flow chemical reactor technology being at the forefront of the area of process intensification. Dr. Raber initially joined KinetiChem as the Chief Chemist and quickly became the Vice President and eventually the President and is currently on the company’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Raber has numerous peer-reviewed publications, has lectured around the world and is an inventor of multiple patented technologies. Driven by a desire to make a positive contribution to society while creating American jobs Dr. Raber founded The Werc Shop in 2010, an independent laboratory focused on botanical analysis, product development and sustainability with an initial emphasis on serving the unmet public health and safety needs within the medical cannabis community. Dr. Raber’s background as an accomplished scientist, patented inventor and seasoned executive provide him with a unique perspective and skillset useful in assisting state and local regulators in the construction and implementation of effective regulatory solutions for the safe and sustainable introduction of medical cannabis products to qualified consumers.