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Graduate supervisors

Dr. Wasem Alsabbagh - MSc supervisor
  • Pharmacoepidemiology of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes medications
  • The assessment of drug effectiveness and safety using real life data
  • Pharmacoeconomics including the effects of health policy on drug utilization and costs
Dr. Michael Beazely - MSc & PhD supervisor
  • Intracellular signaling pathways in neurons
  • Growth factor receptors and G protein-coupled receptors and their role in modulating ion channels in excitatory neurotransmission
  • Cytoskeletal dynamics in the trafficking of receptors in neurons
Dr. Jonathan Blay - MSc & PhD supervisor
  • Tumour microenvironment of solid cancers (colorectal carcinoma)
  • Mechanisms of metastasis and its regulation by proteins at the cell surface
  • Development of drugs (both synthetic and natural product-derived) that interfere with cancer metastasis
Dr. Feng Chang - MSc supervisor
  • Integration of interprofessional patient-care solutions
  • Effective medication use in rural elderly
  • Enhancing the professional capacity of health care providers and increasing access to care for rural individuals
Dr. Andrea Edginton - MSc & PhD supervisor
  • Development and application of physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models and simulation techniques for the guidance of pharmaceutical dosing
Dr. Marianna Foldvari - MSc & PhD supervisor
  • Development of intelligent delivery systems and biomolecular devices
  • Investigation and development of non-invasive technologies to deliver therapeutic agents into the body to specifically target diseased tissues
Dr. Kelly Grindrod - MSc supervisor
  • Role of eHealth Technologies in service delivery
  • Use of social media in community-based pharmacy practice
  • Improvement of community medication use and the influence of health policies on this usage

Dr. Sherilyn Houle - MSc & PhD supervisor

  • Clinical and economic outcomes of pharmacist’s expanding scope of practice
  • The role of pharmacists in home care and palliative care programs
  • Remuneration of pharmacists for professional services

Dr. Jamie Joseph - MSc & PhD supervisor

  • Role of glucose in regulating insulin release from pancreatic ß-cells
  • Discovery of novel drug targets for improving islet function for diabetes
Dr. Colleen Maxwell - MSc & PhD supervisor
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Aging
  • Health and quality of care needs for individuals in Assisted Living and Long Term Care settings
Dr. Thomas McFarlane - MSc supervisor
  • Impact of pharmacist interventions on patient safety and adherence in oncology
  • Complementary and alternative medicine in oncology
  • Usage patterns of oncology and supportive care agents
  • Cancer immunotherapy and vaccines
Dr. Jeff Nagge - MSc supervisor
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Anticoagulation therapy
  • Translating evidence into practice
  • Shared decision-making
Dr. Praveen Nekkar Rao - MSc & PhD supervisor
  • Drug discovery/rational design
  • Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel organic molecules and peptides/peptidomimics as therapeutic agents

Dr. Tejal Patel  - MSc supervisor

  • Pharmacotherapeutic management of neurological conditions, in particular epilepsy, dementia and chronic pain.
  • The assessment, classification and management of drug related problems in persons with cognitive impairment as well as the frail elderly in primary care settings.
  • Management of chronic pain by community pharmacists.
Dr. Roderick Slavcev - MSc & PhD supervisor
  • Bacteriophage-based biotechnology
  • Bacteriophage P1 plasmid partition and chromosomal segregation
  • Use of coliphages in the construction of vectors for novel vaccines
Dr. Nancy Waite - MSc supervisor
  • Impact of curricular mapping on student achievement of outcomes
  • Interprofessional education
  • Co-operative experiential education and community-service learning
Dr. Shawn Wettig - MSc & PhD supervisor
  • Design, synthesis and characterization of novel surfactants
  • Novel cationic lipid DNA complexes & gene therapy
  • Characterization of novel amino acid derivatives for transdermal drug deliver
Dr. William W.L. Wong - MSc & PhD supervisor
  • Development of system-level policy models for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and cardiovascular diseases (CVD)
  • Pharmacoeconomics of cancer therapies, and chronic hepatitis B/C therapies
  • Pharmacoinformatics: incorporating pharmacoeconomics model to enhance computational drug discovery process