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. Rob Macgregor
Telephone: (416) 978-7332

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.

2019-2020 Graduate Departmental Seminar Series Schedule

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


Friday September 13, 2019 at 9:00am, Room PB 1210 Aysegul Erman Exit Seminar – PhD Candidate
Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Murray Krahn Estimation of Hepatitis C Prognosis to Inform Treatment Prioritization Decisions
Friday, September 20, 2019, at 11 am, Room PB 850 Dr. Sujeenthar Tharmalingam Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine Dr. David Hampson Exploring the molecular mechanisms of radiation-induced carcinogenesis via whole-transcriptome profiling
Friday, September 27, 2019, at 11 am, Room PB 850 Dr. Heiko Heerklotz Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy. University of Freiburg.


Dr. Rob Macgregor Resolving the lysolipid paradox of thermosensitive liposomes
Friday October 18, 2019, at 11am, Room PB 1210 Dr. James Koropatnick Distinguished Oncology Scientist, London Regional Cancer Program
Professor, Departments of Oncology, Microbiology and Immunology, Physiology and Pharmacology, and PathologyUniversity of Western OntarioLondon, Ontario
Dr. Micheline Piquette-Miller Enhancing Immune Checkpoint Control in Cancer Immunotherapy
Friday October 4, 2019, at 11 am, Room PB 850 Aaron Lane




Avi Hyman

Computing Support Analyst, Information Technology, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education.


Director of Academic & Collaborative Technologies, and Institutional Strategist for Academic Technologies in the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation.

Dr. Lisa Dolovich


Annalise Mathers

Orientation to Using REDCap for Building and Managing Health Research Projects
Friday November 15, 2019, at 2pm, Room PB 850 Dr. Robert Thorne Denali Fellow, Denali Therapeutics, South San Francisco, California;

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota

Vice President, International Brain Barriers Society (IBBS)

Dr. Reina Bendayan “Large molecule drug delivery to the brain: new approaches for neurodegenerative and lysosomal storage diseases guided by engineering and physiology
Thursday November 21, 2019, at 10am, Room PB 850  Dr. Michael J. Rieder Professor with the Department of Paediatrics, Physiology and Pharmacology and Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Western University Dr. Reina Bendayan TBC
Friday December 13, 2019 at 11am, Room PB 850 Oksana Pyzik Senior Teaching Fellow and Global Engagement Lead, University College London Dr. Zubin Austin TBC
Friday March 13, 2019, at 11am, Room PB 850 Dr. Zhen Gu  Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Director of the NIH Biotechnology Training in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, UCLA Dr. Gang Zheng TBC



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