Dennis McKenna

PhD, Ethnopharmacologist and Co-founder, Heffter Research Institute

40 years of experience conducting research in ethnopharmacology. Founding board member of the Heffter Research Institute and a former key investigator on the Hoasca Project, the first biomedical investigation of ayahuasca. Taught courses on Ethnopharmacology and Plants in Human Affairs for 17 years as an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. In collaboration with colleagues in Canada and the US, incorporated a new non-profit, the McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy.