Graduate Departmental Seminars

The Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers an exciting seminar program featuring scientists from across Canada and around the world, with occasional seminars by our own faculty and members of other departments at U of T and surrounding hospitals/institutes. The seminars provide an opportunity for all to meet outstanding, world-renowned scientists. Seminar speakers also schedule additional time for informal discussions with faculty and students. Regular attendance at seminars is required of all graduate students.

Seminar Coordinator

Dr. Lakshmi Kotra 
Telephone: (416) 581-7601

Booking Information

Seemin Qureshi

Graduate Departmental Seminar Series Requirement

All graduate students are required to attend the departmental seminars each year:

  • Full-time students: a minimum of eight (8) departmental seminars per academic year
  • Part-time/Flex-time students: a minimum of four (4) departmental seminars per academic year.

Students may fulfill up to 50% of their annual quota at sanctioned external seminars.

2018-2019 Graduate Departmental Seminar Series Schedule

(All seminars take place at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, 144 College Street, unless noted.)


November 30, 2018 11:00am
Room PB 850
Dr. Jagdeep S Walia Clinical Geneticist and Associate Professor, Head, Division of Medical Genetics (Department of Pediatrics), Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Queen’s University. Dr. David Hampson
Moving Towards Clinical Gene Therapy of GM2 Gangliosidosis
Friday November 30, 12 noon Med Sci. building Room 2170 Dr. Rebecca Shapiro
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph Dr. Keith Pardee A toolkit for CRISPR-based functional genomics in fungal pathogens
December 6, 2018 at 9:00am, Room PB1210
Amanda Boyle


Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate
Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Raymond Reilly
PET Theranostics for Molecular Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy of Pancreatic Cancer
Friday December 7, 2018 at 11am Dr. Eric (Xueyu) Chen
Medical Oncologist, Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Affiliate Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Dr. Xiao Yu (Shirley) Wu


Targeting Cancer Metabolism
Friday January 25, 2018 at 11am Dr. Sara Jane Ward Center for Substance Abuse, Research Department of Pharmacology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Dr. Lakshmi Kotra


Combined Phytocannabinoid Treatment Strategies for CNS Disease


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