Stavroula Andreopoulos

Stavroula Andreopoulos


BSc, University of Toronto, 1992
MSc, University of Toronto, 1994
PhD, University of Toronto, 1999
Postdoc, University of Athens, 1999-2001
Postdoc, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 2001-2004

Address Medical Sciences Building Room 5219
1 King's College Circle
University of Toronto

Toronto, ON M5S 1A8
Office Phone 416-946-8274

I am a Professor, Teaching Stream, in the department of Biochemistry, SCS-2472 Course Director, and Co-Director of the Amgen Scholars Program at the University of Toronto.  I am a passionate teacher who coordinates second- and third-year undergraduate Biochemistry courses with over 2000 students registered from a wide variety of programs.

I earned my M.Sc. and Ph. D. at the University of Toronto.  While I began my work in biochemical research at the University of Athens and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health examining both the molecular mechanisms of soluble guanylyl cyclase and lithium regulation of TRPC ion channels in bipolar disorder, my primary interest and love is now teaching.

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Awards & Distinctions

1998 — NIH-NCDEU New Investigator's Award
2002 — Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Fellowship Award
2011 — Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Sciences Award
2017 — Sustained Excellence and Innovation in Life Sciences Education

Courses Taught

BCH311H Biochemistry II: Nucleic Acids and Biological Information Flow

Extra-Departmental Courses

SCS-2472 Biochemistry with a Medical Perspective


Chronic lithium treatment of B lymphoblasts from bipolar disorder patients reduces transient receptor potential channel 3 levels.
Andreopoulos S, Wasserman M, Woo K, Li PP, Warsh JJ.
Pharmacogenomics J. 2004;4(6):365-73.  Read

Altered CTX-catalyzed and endogenous [32P]ADP-ribosylation of stimulatory G protein alphas isoforms in postmortem bipolar affective disorder temporal cortex.
Andreopoulos S, Li PP, Siu KP, Kish SJ, Warsh JJ.
J Neurosci Res. 2003 Jun 1;72(5):638-45.  Read