Associate professor, teaching stream
BSc, University of Toronto, 1999
PhD, University of Toronto, 2006
|Address||Division of Teaching Labs
Medical Sciences Building, Room 2288
1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S1A8
I am currently the Director of the Division of Teaching Labs in the Faculty of Medicine where I oversee the delivery and development of numerous laboratory courses for undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. In addition, I coordinate and instruct in Biochemistry laboratory courses offered to third and fourth year undergraduate students in our Major and Specialist Programs. As a passionate and dedicated educator I am continually modifying and evolving my courses to improve student learning, introduce new experimental methods and foster development of competent and skillful graduates.
I am recently returned from maternity leave eager to resume teaching and pursue my interest in educational technologies. My present focus is on the use of technological tools and active learning approaches to enhance student learning and collaboration both in the lecture and laboratory environment.
I am proudly “home grown”, earning a Bachelor’s degree specializing in Biochemistry and majoring in Human Biology, followed by a Doctorate in Biochemistry, both at the University of Toronto. My doctoral research focused on characterization of the Sir2 family of NAD-dependent histone deacetylases, enzymes which are involved in a variety of cellular processes including aging and gene regulation.
Awards & Distinctions
2016 — Excellence in Undergraduate Laboratory Teaching in Life Sciences Awarded in recognition of sustained excellence in teaching, design, development and coordination of lab courses in the Faculty of Medicine