Welcome to Graduate & Life Sciences Education

GLSE encompasses two major education activities in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine – Graduate Education and Undergraduate Education in the Life Sciences including Arts and Science and other interdivisional teaching.  GLSE also oversees the activities of the Department of Teaching Labs (DTL).  GLSE advocates for graduate and undergraduate students and promotes innovative education in the heart of Canada’s largest health care research hub.

Mar 24, 2023
Tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, yet it remains one of the world’s most deadly infectious threats and a significant global health challenge.
Mar 22, 2023
How do things like age, ancestry and environment alter our gene expression? This is a question Michelle Harwood focuses on in her research. Currently working on her PhD in Molecular Genetics, Harwood shares how she got interested in science in the first place, and how she dealt with imposter syndrome in graduate school.
Mar 17, 2023
Jonas Yeung has been interested in science since he was a teen. Now in the fourth year of his PhD in Medical Biophysics, he’s studying how chemotherapy and radiation affect the brain to improve quality of life for pediatric cancer survivors. 
Message from the Vice Dean, Justin R. Nodwell

Research and Health Science Education

The Office of Research and Health Science Education serves an enormous community of scholars and students in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. This includes what is arguably the most comprehensive life sciences educational platform in Canada including more than 14,000 undergraduate students enrolled in 24 minor, major and specialist programs and more than 2,900 students enrolled in 32 graduate programs. 

Graduate Alumni Kathleen Houlahan, Medical Biophysics

Meet our Undergraduate Ambassador Michelle Wang, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Toronto DNA Replication and Repair Symposium

RHSE Talks: One Minute Video Competition Winner - Stella Begovich (Biochemistry Undergraduate)

KRAS Protein

KRAS is a plasma-membrane anchored protein that regulates various cellular processes such as immune response, cell replication, and cell structure. The KRAS gene is one of the most frequently mutated genes that causes cancer. Mutations in the KRAS gene are known to cause some of the most lethal cancers such as lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer by causing uncontrolled cell growth or immune system evasion. What our research aims to do is to screen a library of 63.
Stella Begovich