John Clifton started working on the Psychedelic Research Project in July 2017 after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Neuroscience in his home-town of Nashville, TN. As an undergraduate, John worked in multiple laboratories at Vanderbilt in the fields of molecular neuroscience and neuroanatomy. After attending a lecture by Dr. Griffiths at Vanderbilt John was primed to reach out to his team after graduation with hopes to get involved in psilocybin research. Fast-forward a year and John currently helps implement all of the psychedelic research team's ongoing projects. John is currently applying to medical school and hopes to incorporate his passion for psychedelic research into his future medical career.