Dr. Rosie Sneed is currently an associate professor in the Biology Program, Division of Science and Mathematics at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC. Dr. Sneed’s current research centers on planarian regeneration. There are two major branches to this research. The first involves the role of cannabinoids on regeneration, gene expression, and cellular proliferation in both Girardia dorotocephala and Phagocata gracilis. The second branch deals with the role of regeneration in the life cycle of the two species mentioned above. Girardia dorotocephala has a much higher regenerative capacity than Phagocata gracilis.