Dennis McKenna’s professional and personal interests are focused on the interdisciplinary study of ethnopharmacology and plant hallucinogens.
He received his doctorate in 1984 from the University of British Columbia, where his doctoral research focused on ethnopharmacological investigations of the botany, chemistry, and pharmacology of ayahuasca and oo-koo-he, two orally-active tryptamine-based hallucinogens used by indigenous peoples in the Northwest Amazon.
Dr. McKenna received post-doctoral fellowships in the Clinical Pharmacology Laboratory, National Institute of Mental Health, and in the Department of Neurology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
He is one of the founding members of the Heffter Research Institute and is a member of the advisory board of several nonprofit organizations in the field of ethnobotanical tools.
Spectacular success of the 3rd edition of the World Ayahuasca Conference 2019.
The Alchimia Solidària Foundation was one of the main sponsors of AYA2019, which took place in the historic city of Girona, 30km from our Growshop Alchimia in Vilamalla (Girona).
The AYA2019 was a meeting place to promote a change towards a better future among diverse communities, to celebrate the richness of cultures and practices that surround Ayahuasca, and at the same time to appreciate indigenous visionary art and disseminate innovative research.
Together we’ll go further!