Jason S. Lupoi, Ph.D.

Job Title: Editor-in-Chief
Company: Terpenes and Testing / Extraction Magazine
Specialization: Testing Labs, Compliance, Analytical Chemistry, QA/QC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Favorite Quotes:
  • “It never got weird enough for me.” – Hunter S. Thompson
  • “The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” – Dr. Carl Sagan
Dr. Lupoi graduated summa cum laude from LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a B.S. in Chemistry, prior to earning a Ph.D from Iowa State University. There, Dr. Lupoi began evaluating plants with analytical tools such as spectroscopy, research that continued for two postdoctoral appointments for the University of Queensland/Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Lab.
Before coming to RJ Lee Group (RJLG), Dr. Lupoi led research projects focused on modeling chemical properties from large data sets. These models were designed using spectroscopy coupled with analytical methods like chromatography, enabling high-throughput techniques for rapidly screening plant chemistry, including cannabis. At RJLG, among other roles, Dr. Lupoi serves as a technical expert, auditor, and consultant for the WSLCB and laboratories in Nevada.
Dr. Lupoi is also the Editor-in-Chief of both Terpenes and Testing Magazine and Extraction Magazine, positions that have allowed him to combine several passions, including helping the masses geek out over cool science. In 2018, Dr. Lupoi led a class for the Osher Lifelong Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh that taught basic cannabis science to senior citizens.
Dr. Lupoi considers true living to include spending time with his wife and cats, brewing and drinking hop-laden or sour beers, jamming to metal/reggae/funk, and reading Hunter S. Thompson, yet again.