Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)

Gabriella Chan

Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology


Yocto Law, 439 University Ave., Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5G 1Y8
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Gabriella is a lawyer, scientist, and entrepreneur. She earned her PhD in molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases from the University of Toronto and a law degree (JD) with a focus in business and intellectual property law from Osgoode Hall Law School, followed by legal training at a national Bay Street law firm in Toronto.

Prior to founding Yocto Law, a butique law practice that focuses on advising companies and other stakeholders in the life sciences and health technology sectors, Gabriella worked as the Vice President of Legal Affairs and previously as the Intellectual Property and Technology Manager, at two Toronto-area biotechnology companies.

In additon to her legal practice, Gabriella developed and teaches two modules in the Translational Research Program at the University of Toronto that introduce graduate students in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine to fundamental and applied principles of intellectual property in biotechnology.

Gabriella is also an active mentor at the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) and at the Life Sciences Career Development Society (LSCDS) and a formal leader of Startup Toronto. 

Honours and Awards

The John B. Walter Prize for Course and Curriculum Design and Development, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto (2021)