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Christine Allen

Christine Allen

Dr. Christine Allen (Ph.D. Chemistry, McGill University; B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Ottawa) is a Professor and the GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, and a Cofounder of Nanovista Inc., a J&J Innovations JLabs Company. She previously served as the Associate Dean Graduate Education and the Associate Dean Academic in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Allen’s research is focused on the rational design and development of new materials and technologies for the delivery of drugs and contrast agents. Over the years she has dedicated her time to the supervision and mentorship of over 75 research trainees (undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows). She has over 125 peer-reviewed publications, numerous patent applications, and nine book chapters on both lipid and polymer-based delivery systems.

Dr. Allen’s research program is currently funded by NSERC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the U.S. Army, as well as a number of industrial partners. She has served on several peer review panels for granting agencies including the CIHR, the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the National Institutes of Health (USA). She is President Elect for the Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS), an Associate Editor for the American Chemical Society Journal, Molecular Pharmaceutics, since 2013, and is a member of various editorial advisory boards. She has received career awards from CSPS, CIHR/Rx&D and the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada.