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#022 Dr. Andrew Jones: a psychedelic "eureka!" moment

Psychedelic Diaries episode summary:

We talk with Dr. Andrew Jones - Scientific Advisor at PsyBio - about "cool" molecules, recreational use of psychedelics, and his research on magic mushrooms.




NUGGET AND A NOODLE: Detroit has decriminalized magic mushrooms; magic mushroom guidance with nuance (0:28)

The impact of Andrew’s scientific breakthrough of discovering a fast and clean way to biosynthesize psilocybin using E. coli on his career (2.38)

Inspiration behind magic mushroom research (6.41)

Cool molecules (7.20) The short lifespan of people that struggle with mental health (8.50) Andrew’s latest paper on home-brewing psilocybin in 2 days (10.45)

Andrew’s caution against recreational use of psychedelics (13.30)

SOUL SEARCH: attention vs curiosity (25.30)

Dr. Andrew Jones

He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering at Miami University. Prior to joining Miami, he spent 1 year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Hamilton College (Clinton, NY).

Andrew completed his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) and his M.S. in Environmental Engineering and B.S. in general engineering with specialization in Biomedical Engineering from Mercer University (Macon, GA). Find Andrew here:


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