About Us

Scythian Biosciences Corp. is a pre-clinical research and development company that is in the process of developing drug therapies. The first project underway is the development of a proprietary cannabinoid-based combination drug therapy for the treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury. In addition to this primary line of research and development, Scythian also intends to develop other potential cannabinoid and non-cannabinoid based pharmaceutical products, including one that is in development for treatment of gastro-inflammatory disease.

Pipeline

Scythian’s first patent application covers a two-drug combination therapy for concussive treatment. That is, the combined use of an NMDA antagonist plus a CB2 agonist, either cannabinoid or non-cannabinoid. NMDA antagonists inhibit white blood cell activity within injured brain tissue, stopping cytokine release and further brain damage.

Technology

For contact sports players, repeated concussions can have devastating effects later in life. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease symptomatically similar to Alzheimer’s, as well as other forms of dementia have been linked to repeated concussive episodes for which there is no FDA approved drug regimen.

Our Team

Jonathan Gilbert

CEO, Chairman and Director

Jonathan Gilbert

CEO, Chairman and Director

Mr. Gilbert’s professional experience spans two decades of corporate finance and technology start-up development. In addition to his position as Chief Executive Officer and director of Scythian Biosciences Inc., Mr. Gilbert is business development manager at Decision Nutrition, a multimedia nutrition consultancy company founded by his wife, Keren Gilbert. Prior to founding Scythian Biosciences Inc., served as President of New York-based Gilbert Capital Management Corp. for 14 years. Mr. Gilbert received his Bachelor of Business Administration from The George Washington University (BBA) and a Masters of Business Administration from Kennedy Western University (MBA). Mr. Gilbert lives in Roslyn Heights, NY, with his wife and their three sons.

Jonathan Held

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan Held

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Held is a chartered professional accountant, chartered accountant, with CFO level experience with both private and public companies. Mr. Held has worked with a number of start-up companies in a number of sectors including technology, real estate and resources, both domestic and international. Mr. Held has been involved in numerous successful public market transactions including Initial Public Offerings, Reverse Takeovers and financing. Mr. Held holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and Masters of Accounting from the University of Waterloo.

David Schrader

Chief Operating Officer

David Schrader

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Schrader has been a practicing business lawyer and consultant for over 29 years and is the developer and inventor of the Company’s drug therapy. David is currently a partner at the law firm of Moritt Hock & Hamroff. In addition to his private legal practice, David has previously been general counsel and principal for Laconia Capital, a FINRA licensed broker dealer; general counsel and V.P. of strategic management of K-Tex, LLC, a Chinese trading company. David holds numerous educational credentials, including an LLM in Business Transactions from the University of Alabama School of Law; a Masters in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management; both an MBA and Masters in Strategic Management from the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University; a J.D. degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; and a Bachelors in Biology, emphasizing in cell and molecular biology and biochemistry, from Johns Hopkins University. David’s credentials also include certification programs in Supply Chain Management (Kelley School of Business); Chief Sustainability Officer Training (SSC); Management Practices (Freeman School of Business, Tulane University); and Bioethics (Albert Einstein School of Medicine)