Dr. Natasha Ryz, PhD, MSc, BSc is the Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Zenabis, a Licensed Producer (LP) group in Canada with a focus on medical cannabis research and development. With over 650,000 square feet for the cultivation and distribution of pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis, Zenabis is one of the largest privately owned LPs, with two licensed facilities in Delta, BC and Atholville, NB, and an upcoming facility in Stellarton, NS. As CSO, Natasha oversees cannabis analysis, extraction and product formulation. She also directs the cannabis research program and prepares cannabis education for health care providers including pharmacists and physicians.
Natasha has over 15 years experience as a health and nutrition researcher, speaker and educator. Natasha has a PhD in Experimental Medicine from the University of British Columbia and is a Vanier scholar. She holds a Master of Science degree and a four-year Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba. Natasha has over 15 years of experience as a health and nutrition researcher, and has published 7 first author peer-reviewed publications, 2 first author reviews, and co-authored 8 peer-reviewed publications.
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