Dr. John H. Krystal, world-leading expert in alcoholism and depression, will serve on scientific advisory board
VANCOUVER, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clearmind Medicine Inc. (CSE: CMND, OTC Pink: CMNDF, FSE: CWY0) (“Clearmind” or the “Company“), a biotech company focused on discovery and development of novel psychedelic-derived therapeutics to solve major undertreated health problems, today announced the appointment to its Scientific Advisory Board of John Krystal, Chair of the Psychiatry Department at Yale University’s School of Medicine.
A leading expert on alcoholism, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and depression, Dr. Krystal’s work links psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, molecular genetics, and computational neuroscience to study the neurobiology and treatment of these disorders. He is best known for leading the discovery of the rapid antidepressant effects of ketamine.
“We are truly honored to add Dr. Krystal, one of the world’s most recognized experts in alcoholism, to our Scientific Advisory Board,” said Dr. Adi Zuloff-Shani, Clearmind’s Chief Executive Officer. “Clearmind has emphasized collaboration with scientists and clinicians at the very best academic, medical and research institutions in the world, helping us bring innovative expertise to bear on some of the most pressing global health needs.”
Dr. Krystal is a Professor of Translational Research; Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Psychology; he chairs the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University; and he is Chief of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Yale University School of Medicine
Among many other positions he holds or has held, Dr. Krystal is the Director of the NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism and the Clinical Neuroscience Division of the VA National Center for PTSD, co-director of the Neuroscience Forum of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; and editor of Biological Psychiatry (IF=12.1). He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
“We believe that the scientists on our Scientific Advisory Board, working closely with us to challenge, validate and guide our scientific agenda for developing breakthrough therapies that improve human mental-health at scale, increase access to care, reduce suffering and improve health outcomes around the world,” said Zuloff-Shani.
About Clearmind Inc. (CSE: CMND), (OTC: CMNDF), (FSE: CWY0)
Clearmind is a new biotech company focused on the discovery and development of safe and novel psychedelic-derived therapeutics to treat alcohol use disorder and other pressing health challenges.
The Israeli Canadian company holds several patents for the non-hallucinogenic compound MEAI (5-methoxy-2-aminoindane, a novel psychoactive substance). The company intends to seek additional patents for its compounds whenever warranted and will remain opportunistic regarding the acquisition of additional intellectual property to build its portfolio.
Clearmind has established a research collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar Ilan University. The partnerships aim to expand its R&D capabilities and discover new candidate treatments for other mental health issues.
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