Dr. Paul Rushton

Vice President for Plant Biotechnology

Dr. Paul Rushton has 30 years of experience in plant biotechnology and is the driving force behind Botanical Genetics’ cannabis/industrial hemp research.  Dr. Rushton previously held Associate Professor positions at Texas A&M and South Dakota State and was a Research Assistant Professor at The University of Virginia.  He has over 50 scientific publications and a number of plant biotechnology patents.

Dr. Sujon Sarowar

Lab Manager/Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Sujon Sarowar has a Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Korea University, Seoul, South Korea and over 20 years of experience in plant science.  Dr. Sarowar has authored 20 publications and has extensive laboratory experience using tobacco plants.

Dr. Tien-Hao Chang

Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Tien-Hao Chang has his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University at Buffalo (SUNY).  Dr. Chang is an expert in plant genomes, has been involved in a number of genome sequencing projects, and has co-authored publications in the journals Nature and Science.

Jenna Blamowski

Laboratory Associate

Jenna Blamowski is pursing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Psychology at Niagara University, New York.  Ms. Blamowski is currently learning new techniques and gaining experience in plant biotechnology at the 22nd Century laboratories.

Jackson Hobble

Laboratory Associate

Jackson Hobble is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical/Medical Engineering at The University at Buffalo.  Mr. Hobble is currently assisting in the establishment of new techniques at the 22nd Century laboratories.