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 
E-mail: p.kotra@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 581-7601

Booking Information

Seemin Qureshi
E-mail: phm.grad@utoronto.ca


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.)

 

DATE AND LOCATION SPEAKER AFFILIATION HOST / SUPERVISOR SEMINAR TITLE
Tuesday March 8, 2019 at 11:00am, Room PB 450 Mohammad Ali Amini
Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate
Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Shirley Wu Hybrid Bioactive Nanoparticles for Modulation of Tumor Microenvironment and Enhancing Radiation and Chemotherapy Efficacy
Friday March 15, 2019 at 11:00am, Room PB 850 Glyneva Bradley-Ridout University of Toronto Libraries, Gerstein Science Information Centre. Dr. Micheline Piquette-Miller How to conduct a winning literature search. Tips and tricks to execute a search to find the results you need.
Friday March 22, 2019 at 10am, Room PB 850 Dr. Jospeh Polli Director, Scientific Communications, ViiV Healthcare Dr. Reina Bendayan International Transporter Consortium: Application to Drug Development of Lapatinib (DDIs, Tumor Exposure and Hepatotoxicity)
Please note the March 29 seminar has been CANCELED.
Wednesday April 3, 2019 at 2:00pm, Room PB1210 Nishani Rajakulendran
Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Stephane Angers Investigating the Role of Wnt Signalling and Identifying of Novel Fitness Genes in Glioblastoma
Thursday April 4, 2019 at 9:00am, Room PB 800 Sadaf Aghevlian Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate
Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Raymond Reilly Panitumumab Modified with Metal Chelating Polymers (MCPs) Complexing Indium-111 and Lutetium-177 as Theranostics  for Pancreatic Cancer
Thursday April 4, 2019 at 1:00pm, Room PB450 Kuan Huan Gary Chen
Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate
Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Shirley Wu Influence of Drug-Polymer Interactions on Drug Transport in Pharmaceutical Polymer Materials
Friday April 5, 2019 at 10:00am, Room PB1210 Monika Mis
Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate
Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Stephane Angers Unbiased Proteomic and Genomic Approaches to Identify Novel Interactors of Wnt-β-catenin Signalling Pathway Members
Friday April 5, 2019 at 11:00am, Room PB 850 Dr. Frank Porreca Associate Department Head, Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Tucson Dr. Rob Bonin Dysregulation of descending pain modulatory circuits in stress-related functional pain disorders
Friday April 5, 2019 at 2pm, Room PB 1210 Dr. Jean-Pierre Pouget’s French National Institute for Health and Medical research (INSERM) Dr. Ray Reilly Role of the cell membrane in the non-targeted effects of molecular radiotherapy using high-LET particles
Thursday April 11, 2019 at 10:30am
Room PB1210
Noor Al-Saden
Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate
Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Raymond Reilly Development of PET Imaging Probes for Predicting Response of Breast Cancer to Trastuzumab Emtansine (T-DM1)
Friday April 12, at 11:00am, Room PB 850 Dr. James Koropatnick Professor, The UWO Departments of Oncology, Microbiology and Immunology, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Pathology. Dr. Jean Gariepy DNA repair as a therapeutic target in cancer: enhancing chemo- and immuno-therapy
Friday April 12, at 12pm, Room 1210 Dr. Raimar Loebenberg Director, Drug Development and Innovation Centre

Professor
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Katz Group-Rexall Centre for Pharmacy & Health Research
University of Alberta

Dr. Shirley Wu Performance Testing in Quality Control and Product Development
Thursday April 18, 2019 at 10:00am, Room PB850 Tameshwar Ganesh
Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Drs. Hai-Ling Margaret Cheng &  Robert Macgregor Employing Gas Challenges and Breathing Manoeuvres to Assess Microvascular Functional Dynamics
Friday April 26, at 11:00am. Room PB 850 Dr. Gennady Poda Scientific Advisor & Group Leader, Computational Chemistry & Chemoinformatics, Drug Discovery Program

 

Dr. Christine Allen Development of oral WDR5 inhibitors: from chemical probe to potential therapeutic for the treatment of leukemia
Friday April 26, 2019 at 1:00pm, Room PB1210 Zachary Steinhart
Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Stephane Angers Genome-Wide CRISPR Screens to Uncover Novel Therapeutic Targets in Wnt-β-Cantenin Driven Gastrointestinal Cancers
Friday, September 20, 2019, Room PB 850 Dr. Sujeenthar Tharmalingam Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine Dr. David Hampson TBD

 


Previous schedules:

2018-2019

2017-2018

2016-2017