Manuel Guzmán

Spanish Observatory for Medicinal Cannabis

Manuel Guzmán is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Complutense University of Madrid and a member of the Royal National Academy of Pharmacy. His pre- and postdoctoral research focused on the study of lipid metabolism in the liver and brain. At the end of the 90s a new line of research focused on the study of how cannabinoids act in the body began, with special emphasis on the molecular basis of such action in the fields of oncology and neurodegeneration. This work has allowed characterizing new effects and mechanisms of action of cannabinoids, as well as suggesting possible pathophysiological implications derived from them.