Nicolas Glynos is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan in the department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. His thesis work is focused on investigating the biology and function of endogenous (naturally produced) DMT in the mammalian brain, along with uncovering the neural correlates of the DMT experience. He is vice president of the Student Association for Psychedelic Studies at U of M, and co-founder of the interdisciplinary group Psychedelic Neuroscience & Therapy, which hosts monthly seminars from leading psychedelic researchers. Born in Kansas City, MO, he moved to Montana as an adult, and worked for several years on a backcountry trail crew in Glacier National Park. After deciding to return to school, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Botany from Cornell University in 2017, where he was recognized in the Cornell Chronicle for receiving the Young Botanist Award from the Botanical Society of America while pursuing an interest in the intersection between psychedelics and ethnobotany. He is set to complete his Ph.D. in 2023, and he plans to continue contributing to the psychedelic renaissance thereafter as a researcher and advocate. You can learn more about his recent research on DMT from the documentary DMT Quest.