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Steve Ottersberg

B.S. Biochemistry, Fort Lewis College, Durango CO.
Undergraduate research focus on insect pheromone analog design and synthesis. Natural products chemistry was at the top of academic interests, so terpenoids and cannabinoids were part of research.

M.S. (ABD) in Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Research focus on drug design, biochemistry, toxicology and physiology. In cancer drug design, it seemed that many of the potential drug candidate molecules looked (not surprisingly) just like limonene.

Professional Experience:
Six years of teaching biochemistry board reviews to Naturopathic medical students, brought together the passion for human health and biochemistry. Using computer generated pathway animations, students thrived with interactive workbooks. Steve received an honorary ND from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine due to his efforts in teaching.

Four years in pharmaceutical sales with Merck & Co giving a unique view into the core of modern medicine. Working with prominent medical school professors to teach disease education in Northern New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, the focus was always selling from a scientific perspective that doctors loved. Selling against Marinol in the Neurology market was a slam dunk as Marinol was a flop.

Four years as a college level chemistry professor at Fort Lewis College, where brewing chemistry was the most popular course on campus. Terpenoids were a large part of brewing science due to influence of Hops on beer chemistry.

Three years of laboratory management in a full service environmental brick and mortar lab and a team of scientists in a mobile laboratory. Running thousands of GC-FID, GC-MS, IC, ICP-OES samples sharpened all of my lab skills.

Clinical nutrition product formulation medical sales/product formulation position with Thrive Nutritional Formulas. Formulating products for support of cancer patients. Working with physicians to change the paradigm of oncology nutrition, including cannabinoid medicine. Steve thrived in a grueling travel schedule attending dozens of medical conferences annually.

Faculty member of Progressive Medical Education, Steve shares his passion for human genetic testing in medicine with an audience of physicians. Having taught 30(+) case based webinars, Steve has expanded understanding of the biochemical connections between polymorphisms of key enzymes associated with multiple disease states. Courses were largely cancer focused which led to multiple webinars on the endocannabinoid system.

March 2017 Steve spoke about the genetic influences on environmental toxicity at The American Academy of Environmental Medicine in Savanah Georgia.

November 2017 Steve spoke on the science of terpenoids and cannabinoids at Marijuana Business Daily MJBizCon. This was the largest marijuana business conference in history hosting 18,000 attendees.

April 2018 Steve speak on the genetic influences of cannabinoid and terpenoids by cannabis sativa at Terpenes and Testing World Conference in San Jose CA.

April 2018 Steve spoke on Cannabinoids and Terpenoids and the Entourage Effect at Colorado State University Pueblo, Institute of Cannabis Research Symposium in Pueblo CO.

May 2018 Steve spoke on Cannabinoids and Terpenoids: Pharmacology pharmacogenomics and the complex interactions of endocannabinoid system with terpenoids and pytocannabinoids, implications in oncology, at Best Answer for Cancer, Orlando, FL.

August 2018 Steve spoke on the genetic influences on cannabinoid and terpenoid production in cannabis. Cannabis Science Conference, Portland, OR.

September 2018 Steve spoke on Cannabinoid and Terpenoid therapeutics in oncology at IMM 2018 in Rosenfeld Germany.

October 2018 Steve spoke at Microbiome Medicine Conference on Cannabinoids Terpenoids, Microbiome and Gut Health in San Francisco.

October 2018 Steve will be Keynote at Utah Cann speaking on Cannabis as a legitimate medical option in Salt Lake City.

October 2018 Steve will present a poster on Genetic Influences on Cannabinoid Synthase and Terpenoid Synthase Activity at CannMed in Los Angeles.

Founder of Green Lab Solutions Company LLC