Dr. Hope Jones is the founder and CEO of Emergent Cannabis Sciences—a research, development and advising company— whose mission is to drive scientific innovation within the cannabis industry.
Her tenure at University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center (CEAC), where she earned her B.S. in Plant Sciences and a Ph.D. in Molecular & Cellular Biology and Plant Sciences, allowed her to develop extensive micropropagation skills and knowledge. This expertise enabled her to develop novel micropropagation in vitro systems to rescue populations of endangered and difficult to propagate orchids. And she is one of a very select few scientists in this country that have extensive experience in utilizing these techniques with cannabis specifically.
Dr. Jones' previously worked as a Staff Scientist for NASA’s Life Sciences and Biosystems Engineering Program, where she was responsible for micropropagation production of crops high in antioxidants, phytochemical research and developing growing system technologies that improved both quality and quantity of crop yields during deep space missions. Dr. Jones has also worked as the Director of Science and Micropropagation for a large cannabis cultivation and product manufacturer in Arizona.