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Larry Walker is Interim Director of the National Center for Cannabis Research and Education, and Director Emeritus of the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) at the University of Mississippi. He has been a member of the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy for 41 years. He did his undergraduate pharmacy training at Mercer University (1975), and his doctorate in Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Following postdoctoral stints in pharmacology and physiology at the Bosch Institute for Clinical Pharmacology in Stuttgart, Germany, and at Dartmouth Medical School, he joined the faculty of the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss in 1981. He has worked for much of his career on natural products drug discovery, pharmacology, toxicology and drug metabolism, including cannabis and cannabinoids research. Dr. Walker is a co-author of more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals in pharmacology, toxicology, and natural products discovery and development. He has been an active member of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Society of Microbiology, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomolecular Screening. He received the University’s second Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award in 2009, and the School of Pharmacy’s Researcher of the Year Award in 2003.