Graduate Education

Gabriela KrivdovaOur MSc and PhD programs and our Professional Master’s programs provide innovative research and educational opportunities that aim to solve the most important questions in biomedical and health-care research. Our graduate students are involved in virtually every aspect of biomedical research, including contributing to advances in stem cell and regenerative medicine, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, physiology, developmental biology, pharmacology, nutritional sciences, neurosciences, and solving complex problems in diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.  Students have a wealth of resources in terms of working with internationally recognized scientists and clinicians in state-of-the-art labs. To accommodate the growth in biomedical and health care research in Toronto, several new state of the art research towers have been built on campus and at the fully affiliated hospitals over the last ten years.  We are large but our sense of community is strong.  Beyond research, our graduate students organize many different social and academic activities within their departments.  These include research days, mentorship programs, sports teams, pub nights and charity fundraisers.  These activities bring students together and help to forge friendships for life.  We invite you to be a part of it.
Biochemistry
Graduate Administrator:  Carrie Harber
Graduate Coordinator: Angus McQuibban
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"The Department of Biochemistry is one of the oldest departments in the world.  Join and be part of the legacy!"

Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (Associated Graduate Department)
Graduate Administrator:  Rhonda Marley
Graduate Coordinator:  Eli Sone, Jan Andreysek
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"...where investigators from engineering, medicne and dentistry collaborate to find innovative solutions for the world's most pressing health-care challenges."

Immunology
Graduate Administrator:  Ian Marquez, Korosh Kianizad
Graduate Coordinator:  Jennifer Gommerman
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"We are an Immunology research powerhouse fueled by a close-knit community of exceptional, internationally renowned scientists and students."

Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology
Graduate Administrator:  Rama Ponda
Graduate Coordinator:  Harry Elsholtz
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"LMP translates new knowledge made from discoveries in basic sciences to advance diagnostic laboratoy medicine to answer the needs of patients and populations."

Medical Biophysics
Graduate Administrator:  Annette Chan
Graduate Coordinator:  Rasq Hakem (Biology), Anne Martel (Physics)
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"Medical Biophysics is a fundamental and translational research in the biological and physical sciences to address problems of medicine, particularly cancer."

Institute of Medical Science
Graduate Administrator:  Hazel Pollard
Graduate Coordinator:  Howard Mount, Lucy Osborne, Vasundara Venkateswaran, Richard Horner
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"offers stimulating and research-intensive Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy programs in basic sciences, clinical sciences, and population health research as well as professional Masters programs in Biomedical Communications, Translational Research and Medical Radiation Science."

Molecular Genetics
Graduate Administrator:  Iliana Sztainbok
Graduate Coordinator:  Julie Claycomb, Ian Scott
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"Our rotation program enables graduate students to experience our outstanding and diverse research community in the Department of Molecular Genetics.  Our students and fauclty are committed to innovating to improve the gradaute education and research experience."

Nutritional Sciences
Graduate Administrator:  Louisa Kung
Graduate Coordinator:  Anthony Hanley and Thomas Wolever
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"The Department of Nutritional Sciences at UofT is one of the very few nutirion departments in North America to be situated with Faculty of medicine.  This allows our tight-knit group of students to excel in a wide variety of disciplines related to human health - from basic science to clinical nutrition!"

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Graduate Administrator:  Alim Lalani
Graduate Coordinator:  Jill Stier
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"Occupational Therapists are innovatice professionals focused on enabling occupation and enhancing health and well-being."

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Graduate Administrator:  Lucy Pak
Graduate Coordinator:  Peter McPherson, Ali Salahpour
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"Understanding the mechanisms of actions of drugs and toxicants and devising the next generation of therapeutics."

Physical Therapy
Graduate Administrator:  Cindy Cao
Graduate Coordinator:  Cathy Evans
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"Physical Therapists play a key role in the health of individuals and populations across the care continuum through specialized assessment, diagnosis, management and prevention of illness, injury and disability."

Physiology
Graduate Administrator:  Rosalie Pang
Graduate Coordinator:  Zhong-Ping Feng (Student Affairs), Douglas Tweed (Academic Affairs), Carin Wittnich
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"The scientific intuition and curiosity that lead Banting and Best to their seminal studies of diabetes and the discovery of insulin and carries on by the numbers of the Department."

Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
Graduate Administrator:  Diane Wiltshire
Graduate Coordinator:  Dina Brooks
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"The award winning innovative interdisciplinary training environment of the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute covers the full breadth of rehabilitation sciences from basic injury into the mechanisms of recovery to influencing health policy."

Speech-Language Pathology
Graduate Administrator:  Sarah McMahon
Graduate Coordinator:  Susan Wagner
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"Speech-language pathologists are autonomous professionals who enhance an individual's quality of life by preventing, assessing and treating communication and swallowing challenges."

 

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