Duration: 00:48:29

Known as the queen of terpenes, Dr. Susan Trapp is one of the foremost experts on terpene science, and she’s bringing her expertise to the hemp and cannabis world.

In this episode of the Ministry of Hemp podcast, Matt talks about quarantine hemp cooking and cocktailing, featuring our recipe for hemp-infused bacon fat peanut butter cookies. Then Matt has a Conversation with Susan Trapp, terpene researcher and co-founder of terpedia.com.

This episode is part of our Women in Hemp series.

Terpenes are some of the most prevalent and diverse organic compounds. They create the familiar scent of many plants but serve many purposes in nature, even self-defense.

Susan has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology field both as a plant-microbe molecular biology researcher and “beyond the lab bench.” She has held scientific, management, and early-stage development positions within the biotech industry, academia, government, and start-up community, from algae biofuels to genomes. Dr. Trapp participated directly in the human genome project with Dr. Craig Venter early in her scientific career.

It was a real honor to get such a terpene expert on our show, so get ready for a deep, fascinating dive into terpene science.