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.)


Friday January 25, 2019 at 11:00am, Room PB 850 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
Wednesday January 30, 2019 at 11:00am, CCBR building, Red Room. Dr. Scott Manalis Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering,  MIT Dr. Shana Kelley TBD
Friday March 29, 2019 at 11:00am, Room PB 850 Dr. Nicolas Bertrand Assistant Professor, Laval University Dr. Christine Allen TBD
Friday April 5, 2019 at 11:00am, Room PB 850 Dr. Frank Porreca Associate Department Head, Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Tucson Dr. Rob Bonin TBD
Friday, September 20, 2019, Room PB 850 Dr. Sujeenthar Tharmalingam Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine Dr. David Hampson TBD


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