Douglas Tweed PhD MD

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Sciences
Undergraduate Teaching Awards in Life Sciences

Dr. Douglas Tweed received an MD from the University of Manitoba and a Diploma of Honours Standing in Mathematics and a PhD in Physiology from Western University in London, Canada. After a postdoc in the Neurology Department at Eberhard-Karls Universitaet in Tuebingen, Germany, he took an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physiology at Western University. He joined the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto in 1998 as an Associate Professor, and was promoted to Full Professor in 2002. He served as a graduate coordinator in Physiology for four years, 2016 to 2019. Currently he teaches in several courses, including PSL300 Human Physiology I; PSL304 Topics in Cellular, Molecular and Organismic Physiology I; and PSL1071 Advanced Topics: Computational Neuroscience; and he serves as course director for PSL432/1432 Theoretical Physiology. Research in Dr. Tweed’s laboratory deals with questions of computational neuroscience, in particular the mathematical principles of learning and control in sensorimotor systems. He lives in Toronto and owns his own set of ramekins.

About the Award
This award recognizes sustained excellence in teaching, coordination and/or development of an undergraduate lecture or seminar course in Arts and Science offered by the Basic Sciences Departments of the Faculty of Medicine.