Nana Lee

Nana Lee

Assistant professor (conditional), teaching stream

BSc, University of Toronto Erindale and Trinity College, 1992
MSc, University of Toronto, 1995
PhD, University of Toronto, 2000
Visiting PhD Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998-2000
Postdoc, University of Michigan, 2002

Address Room 5233
Medical Sciences Building
1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
Office Phone 416-978-6892

Dr. Nana Lee holds a PhD in Biochemistry (2000) from the University of Toronto, a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan and was a Visiting Scholar at Whitehead (Broad) Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT with the world’s leading group of the International Human Genome Project. Her roles in the biotechnology industry include Senior Research Scientist for Ellipsis Biotherapeutics, Toronto and Senior Research Scientist, Product Manager and Director of Application Science for DNA Software, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She currently holds the position of Lecturer and Coordinator of GPD for both Departments of Biochemistry and Immunology. She instructs five sessions of GPD per academic year.

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Dr. Nana Lee brings her valuable expertise as an industry scientist and mother of three back into academia as she is currently pioneering 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 in the fall of 2012 for the Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto which was published in Science Careers. She directed the organization of the first Biomedical Career Workshop in 2013 sponsored by ASBMB, CSMB, Biochemistry, Immunology, U of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, and the Banting Research Foundation.

Her invited speaking engagements about professional development for graduate students and PDFs include
U of Toronto’s Department of Molecular Genetics 2013
Canadian Science Policy Conference 2013
University of Guelph’s Department of Molecular and Cell Biology 2013
York University’s NSERC IACPES Professional Development Event for Science and Engineering Students 2014
York University’s 2014 Graduate Professional Skills Launch,
School of Graduate Studies, Opening Doors Symposium, U of Toronto 2014
Baycrest Brain Health Complex 2015
Sick Kids PDF and PhD Trainee Career Development Workshop 2015
Career Readiness, AllerGen Conference NCE 2015
“Importance of Mentorship”, IMS Career Panel Sick Kids 2015
“Professional Communications in the WorkPlace”  Speaker for Dept of Immunology Retreat 2015
Guest Panelist for Graduate Professional Skills Program 2015
U of Manitoba Graduate Career Development, BReaTH 2015
Canadian Society for Immunology 2015
“Success after Graduate School” Biochemistry, University of Ottawa, 2015
“GPD at U of Toronto” Universities Canada, Ottawa, 2015
“Integrated GPD within the Graduate Curriculum” Conference Board of Canada Conference on Postsecondary Education Skills Summit, Edmonton, 2015
Panelist “Integrating Children with a Scientific Career after the PhD” GPS Workshop, 2015
“Train the Trainers” Workshop on GPD, Faculty of Medicine, U of Toronto, 2015
“GPD at Biochemistry” Western University, Schulich School of Medicine, Basic Science Chairs Train the Trainers Workshop, 2015
“Success After Graduate School: Strategic Communications” CSI Conference, Ottawa 2016
“Networking 201: How Will They Remember You?” LSCDS Workshop, 2016
Communications Workshop for Trainees, CHVI R&D AVO Trainee Conference, Toronto, 2016