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)
- The State of Psychedelic Research – Rotem Petranker (YouTube/AmeerApproved, October 2019)
- Rotem Petranker and Thomas Anderson report their microdosing findings (Toronto Psychedelic Society, January 2018)
You can find more media on his person website.