Rotem Petranker

Rotem Petranker is the associated director of the Psychedelic Studies Research Program at the University of Toronto and co-founder of the Toronto Centre for Psychedelic Science.


Rotem has a Bsc in psychology from the University of Toronto and a MA in social psychology from York University. He is currently a PhD student at York University’s clinical psychology program (Boredom Lab). His main research interest is affective regulation, and the way it interacts with sustained attention, mind wandering, and creativity – all of which interact with psychedelics.

Rotem is a strong proponent of open science and believes that transparency and intellectual honesty are prerequisites for making good science. Rotem is a founding member of the Psychedelic Studies Research Program at the University of Toronto. He co-founded the Canadian Centre for Psychedelic Science in 2019.

He sits on the advisory board of Cybin.

Notable Research Papers

  • Psychedelic Research and the Need for Transparency: Polishing Alice’s Looking Glass (Petranker, Anderson & Farb, 2020)
  • Psychedelic microdosing benefits and challenges: an empirical codebook (Anderson et al., 2020)
  • Microdosing psychedelics: Subjective benefits and challenges, substance testing behavior, and the relevance of intention (Petranker et al., 2020)

Find more on Google Scholar or PubMed


You can find more media on his person website.

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