JACQUELINE VON SALM, PHD is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Psilera, Inc. Dr. von Salm has spent her career focused on innovative drug discovery and development, especially as it pertains to neglected diseases and mental health. She has travelled the world in search for new medicines from Antarctica to the Caribbean and is a firm believer that all compounds have the potential to help patients with the right dosing and regulations. Dr. von Salm has written and lectured widely on natural products and more recently the medical potential of Cannabis sativa and psychoactive substances. Her role at Psilera is to lead the Research and Development efforts in order to better understand how psychedelic tryptamines affect neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. von Salm graduated with honors, magna cum laude, from the University of South Florida with her B.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry.