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Dr. Paul Rushton

Instructor of Business & Hemp Science

Dr. Paul Rushton

Paul Rushton Unity Faculty

Dr. Paul Rushton has a degree in biochemistry from Cambridge University and a Ph. D. from Manchester University. He spent 10 years researching at the Max-Planck-Institute in Cologne, Germany where he made several world first discoveries in the area of plant disease resistance. In the United Kingdom, he has also worked at Bristol University and Oxford University. Dr. Rushton has held the positions of Research Assistant Professor at The University of Virginia, and Associate Professor at South Dakota State University and Texas A&M. More recently, he was Vice President for Plant Biotechnology at 22nd Century Group, where his experience in the industrial hemp/cannabis world started. Dr. Rushton established the first biotech lab for hemp in the State of New York, has spoken at hemp conferences and expos, and is author on several pending hemp/cannabis patents. Dr. Rushton has over 60 publications and these have been cited by other scientists over 10,000 times. In addition to science, Dr. Rushton has experience in writing press releases, intellectual property, and speaking to audiences of all levels. He has also appeared several times on local television.