Dr. Jok?bas Å½iburkus is CEO and Co-Founder of Canntelligence, an education and innovation company at the University of Houston's Innovation Center. He is a neuroscientist, researcher, inventor, and entrepreneur with over 20 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and numerous popular literature publications.
Å½iburkus is an Associate Professor at the University of Houston where his research is focused on cannabinoid actions in the brain and novel treatments for neurological disorders, with the emphasis of epilepsy. Å½iburkus is a recipient of the Global Lithuanian Leader Award for intellectual capital dissemination and the University of Houston's Teaching Excellence Award. He is a recognized public speaker with a widely watched Tedx Talk entitled, â€œThere is something you should know about epilepsy and cannabis.â€ Å½iburkus has a proven track record of international leadership and strategic planning, and serves on several prestigious boards, including Dravet Syndrome Foundation's Scientific and Medical Advisory Board.
Dr. Å½iburkus completed his PhD in Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and completed his postdoctoral fellowships at the Johns Hopkins University, George Mason University, and Pennsylvania State University.