Jun 25, 2024  |  5:00pm - 7:00pm

PhD panel: careers in teaching, research and industry

Agile education

From the Graduate Mentorship Committee in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology.

Open to learners in LMP.

Please Join us as we hear from University of Toronto PhD graduates who will discuss their career paths in teaching, research and industry and give advice to those following in their footsteps. We will confirm panel members shortly!

The interactive discussion will be followed by Q&A and networking opportunities, with food and drinks as the LMP Graduate Mentorship Committee celebrate the end of the latest mentoring cycle.

Submit questions in your registration for the panel to discuss.

  • 5 - 7 pm, Tuesday, June 25 with celebratory food and drink
  • Medical Sciences Building - The Red Room (ground floor, next to the bamboo garden)

Register now

If you have any questions about this event, please email lmpmc@utoronto.ca.

Hosted by Jenny Zhang, President of the LMP Graduate Mentorship Council


Dr. Surath Gomis

Co-founder, Director of Research and Development, Arma Biosciences

Surath graduated from the University of Toronto with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2022. Having developed a biosensing technology published in Nature Chemistry, and graduating the Creative Destruction Lab startup accelerator, he cofounded Arma Biosciences. For their first product, Arma Biosciences is developing an at-home test for patients with heart failure, using finger-prick blood to monitor protein biomarkers. The core technology can be used to detect various biomarkers in various biofluids and is amenable to a multitude of device formats including handheld devices, wearables, and implantable devices. Arma Biosciences is seed stage and is expanding in both Toronto and Chicago. Surath's goal with Arma Biosciences is to develop equitable technologies that give agency back to patients to understand their own health status.

Dr. Hanna Wabnitz

Scientific Communications Specialist, PMC Foundation

Dr. Hanna Wabnitz is a Scientific Communications Specialist at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, which raises money for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Her role involves writing donor-centred proposals and impact reports, interviewing clinicians and researchers and translating groundbreaking science into lay language. 

Hanna has a BSc (Hons) in Cancer Biology and Immunology from the University of Bristol, UK, and a PhD in Hematology and Immunology from the University of Toronto. Throughout her PhD, Hanna discovered her love for science communication. She was the Site Coordinator for Classroom Outreach and Communication for the Let’s Talk Science St. George site, helping to promote and organize their science education and outreach program across the GTA. Additionally, Hanna won the University of Toronto’s Most Understandable Scientist (UTMUST) competition in 2021. 

Dr. Alexandra Malinowski

Assistant Professor, Human Biology Program, University of Toronto

Alexandra Malinowski is an Assistant Professor in the Teaching Stream at the University of Toronto. She teaches courses in the Human Biology Program with a focus on genetics and epigenetics. As a molecular biologist who pursued research in the field of epigenetics, she believes that teaching and guidance are integral components to scientific progression that stimulate curiosity and promote meaningful discoveries. Throughout her academic career she has had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant, tutor and biology instructor. One of her goals is to continue conducting science outreach to make STEM more accessible to youth and the broader public, all while improving pedagogical practices and inspiring lifelong learning in students.

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