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Dr. Jeffrey Raber is the founder of The Werc Shop, a lab dedicated to testing marijuana flowers, extracts, and other cannabis-based products for safety and accuracy. Dr. Raber received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Jeffrey C. Raber received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California with a focus on developing new synthetic organic methodologies. Dr. Raber is a serial entrepreneur with a thirst for knowledge and an ability to envision new technologies and the brighter future they can help build. Dr. Raber was also an early mover in the internet service provider market when he helped found a local provider in 1995 while working towards his B.S. in Biochemistry from Lebanon Valley College. Dr. Raber studied plant phylogenetics of the RuBisCO enzyme while at LVC and was named to the USA Today 1997 All-USA College Academic Team for his research accomplishments in this area. Dr. Raber graduated from LVC and decided to move from his hometown in Pennsylvania and expand his opportunities by attending graduate school in Los Angeles, CA at USC. Dr. Raber completed his degree at USC in less than 5 years and was awarded the Harold and Lillian Moulton Fellowship. Upon receipt of his degree from USC Dr. Raber was asked to join a start-up company as the Director of Product Development where he created new molecular scaffolds for use as starting points in the investigation of new pharmaceuticals by medicinal chemists and successfully transferred proprietary reaction methodology and know-how to a production partner. Having been recognized for his various skills and abilities, Dr. Raber was subsequently approached to join another start-up company focusing on development and commercialization of a novel chemical reactor technology. Dr. Raber initially joined the company as the Chief Chemist and quickly became the Vice President and eventually President and was appointed as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Raber frequently works with local educational institutions assisting MBA students in deriving their business plans and evaluating their technologies while continuing to develop and create new technologies of his own. Dr. Raber is an accomplished scientist, patented inventor and seasoned executive with all of the skills necessary to direct The Werc Shop’s efforts.
Having recognized a tremendous need for quality control and assurance in California’s Medical Cannabis arena, Dr. Raber formulated a concept for an analytical testing laboratory that provided services to the Medical Cannabis arena. Constantly working to refine and improve the concept over the past year, Dr. Raber received a tremendous amount of support from patients, legal advisors and his scientific peers throughout the planning phases. Having reviewed a massive amount of information and peer reviewed scientific publications relating to the beneficial impacts of cannabinoid receptor medications, a specialty area for Dr. Raber, he envisioned the means for furthering everyone’s understanding and fundamental knowledge of the sustainable medication provided through the use of Cannabis sativa L. derived products. Considering the incredible support he received for the concept and the vast number of individuals and institutions in need of this type of information, Dr. Raber, despite the inherent risk personally and professionally, decided to found The Werc Shop in an effort to make our world and homeland a better, greener place.