Founder and Chief Science Officer (CSO)

11011012_10152993686662659_688126238870483001_n Dr. Brandie M. Cross, Ph.D.


The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Ph.D.,  Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (2013)
California State University, Northridge
M.Sc., Biotechnology
B.A., Biology

Talents and Interests:

Bgirl (breakdancing) and other dance forms, shamanism, acrylic painting, metaphysics, skimboarding, ancient history, hiking, reading, smiling and camping. A true renaissance woman, her list grows by the day of new and exciting interests and activities.

 Brief Biography:

Dr. Cross began forming The Pot Lab during her final year at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine in the Department of Physiology as a Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology Ph.D. candidate and the Thomas J. Kelly Scholar.Her dissertation included the elucidation of a novel calcium pathway in mammary development and breast cancer cells. She garnered several awards from The Biophysical Society,Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology and resulted in a publication in the competitive, open-source peer-reviewed science journal PLOS-ONE and other first- author publications. She was divinely inspired and determined to take on Cannabis, her own primary medicine, with the same tenacity as her studies at Hopkins.
She founded the lab with over 10 years of experience in academic, clinical and industry laboratories. Her  authoritative innovation and compassionate  imagination for the eco-friendly formulation of medical Cannabis has driven the cooperative to the highest prestige. In her first year at The Pot Lab, she has developed nine market products for the cooperative, including nine OTC , hempseed oil  products and six CAProp 215 products, with numerous projects in the pipeline. Her management philosophy is to  “…apply creative solutions to logical problems and manifest logic in the creative process.”