8th Annual WML Academic Symposium

Time: 2:30
Room: 224
Presenter(s): Laura Barbalato and Nicholas Luibil
Title: Investigating the Potential Cardiotoxicity of Synthetic Cannabinoid JWH-073
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Bonnie Brenseke , Osteopathic Medicine

Recreational use of synthetic cannabinoids has become increasingly popular. This class of chemicals elicits psychoactive effects similar to marijuana, can be purchased easily, and goes undetected on standard drug tests. Clinically, these compounds have been reported to cause adverse cardiac events including ischemia and infarction. This study uses in vitro, in vivo, and ex vivo models to determine if the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-073 induces cardiac cell injury.