Moderator - Nick Jikomes, PhD

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With nearly a decade of scientific research experience, Nick works to ensure that Leafly takes a data-driven approach to product development, content and strategy. As principal research scientist, Nick leads efforts in research and business development, including partnering with cannabis testing facilities and producer/processors to incorporate laboratory data on cannabis products into Leafly’s massive consumer-facing platform. By combining the latest scientific research insights and data mining techniques, Nick is working enhance the Leafly platform by creating exciting new product exploration and recommendation tools for consumers.

Before joining Leafly, Nick completed ten years of formal training in biological research and science education. He completed a B.S. in genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 and a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Harvard University in 2016. Throughout his academic training, Nick was committed to outreach and education, having served a variety of roles in science education and public outreach.