Apr 8, 2022

IMS Connects: Bridging Academia and Industry - Register Now

Current Students

May 3 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM

IMS Connects

The IMS, in collaboration with IMSSA and our Peer-to-Peer Mentorship Program, is excited to be hosting "IMS Connects: Bridging Academia and Industry" on Tues. May 3 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM in the Medical Sciences Building, Rm. 2170. Join us for this in-person panel and networking event where you can connect with successful professionals working in different areas of academia and industry. All are welcome to attend.

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Academia panelists:

Helen Miliotis

Dr. Helen Miliotis 

Education: PhD from Institute of Medical Science, UofT (2012)

Field of study: Molecular biology and immunology

Current job: Assistant Professor (teaching stream) and MHSc in Medical Physiology Program Director in the Department of Physiology, UofT

Gabriella Chan

Dr. Gabriella Chan

Education: PhD from University of Toronto (2006); Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2009)

Field of study: Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases (PhD); Business and intellectual property law (JD)

Current job: Lawyer and Founder at Yocto Law; Assistant Professor (teaching stream) in Translational Research Program, LMP, UofT

Golnaz Karoubi

Dr. Golnaz Karoubi

Education: PhD from Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, UofT (2006)

Field of study: Regenerative Medicine; Airway Tissue Engineering; Stem Cells

Current job: Assistant Professor in LMP, UofT; Assistant Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, UHN

Dmitry Rozenberg

Dr. Dmitry Rozenberg

Education: MD from University of Ottawa (2008); PhD from Institute of Medical Science, UofT (2017)

Field of study: Sarcopenia, skeletal muscle dysfunction, frailty, lung disease, and transplantation 

Current job: Respirologist at the University Health Network; Scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute; Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, UofT

Nana Lee

Academia Panel Moderator: Dr. Nana Lee 

Dr. Nana Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry where she pioneered the addition of professional development in biomedical graduate education. Along with Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier, she developed and implemented the innovative Graduate Professional Development (GPD) course which is now offered by IMS.

Industry panelists: 

Molly Shoichet

Dr. Molly Shoichet

Education: PhD from University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1992)

Field of study: Polymer science and engineering

Current job: Michael E Charles Professor in Chemical Engineering; former Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering (2001-2020); Founder of four spin-off companies; Board member of Boards of Martinrea Inc. and MaRs; Founding partner at Research2Reality.

Bruce Seet

Dr. Bruce Seet

Education: PhD from Western University (2002): MBA from Rotman School of Management, UofT (2010)

Field of study: Microbiology and immunology

Current job: Director of Medical Affairs at Sanofi Pasteur; Adjunct Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, UofT

Sam Esfandiari

Dr. Sam Esfandiari

Education: PhD from Institute of Medical Science, UofT (2018)

Field of study: Diagnostics for cardiovascular disease

Current job: Medical Science Liaison for Boehringer Ingelheim

Pam Plant

Industry Panel Moderator: Dr. Pamela Plant

Dr. Plant is an Adjunct Scientist and Genomics Specialist at the Keenan Research Center for Biomedical Science at Unity Health Toronto (SMH). She is also the Course Director for IMS' Graduate Professional Development Course "Success After Graduate School."