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.)


Wednesday May 8, 2019, 11:00 to 12 noon, The Donnelley Centre, 160 College St, Red Room Dr. Kevin Plaxco Professor, Department Vice Chair, Director of Centre for Bioengineering. UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Shana Kelley Counting molecules, dodging blood cells: continuous, real-time molecular measurements directly in the living body
Friday May 10, 2019, 11:00 to 12 noon, Room PB 850 Dr. Hamid Ghandehari Professor at the Departments of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
and Bioengineering,
Director of Utah Center for Nanomedicine,
Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Nano Institute of Utah
Dr. Shirley Wu Approaches for localized delivery to solid tumors: Carrier design and safety considerations
Thursday June 20, 2019 at 2:00pm,  Room PB1210 Loujin Houdaihed
Graduate Student Exit Seminar Dr. Christine Allen Delivery of Drug Combination Therapy in Polymeric Nanoparticles for Treatment of Breast Cancer
Friday June 28, 2019 at 10:00am, Room PB1210 Yongkyu Luke Kwon
Graduate Student Exit Seminar Dr. Raymond Reilly Positron Emission Tomography (PET) of Breast Cancer Heterogeneous for HER2 and EGFR using Bispecific Radioimmuno-conjugates
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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