Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science
Professor Melanie Woodin was reappointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science for a second term beginning July 2024. Professor Woodin previously served as Vice-Dean, Interdivisional Partnerships at the Faculty of Arts & Science; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Issues & Academic Planning; Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Cell & Systems Biology; and Director of the Human Biology Program.
An accomplished scientist, Professor Woodin’s research focuses on understanding how the brain functions by studying neuronal circuits and the mechanisms underlying learning and memory. She has received research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada, among others.
Professor Woodin completed her BSc and MSc at the University of Toronto, and obtained her PhD from the University of Calgary. Following postdoctoral study at the University of California, Berkeley, she joined the University of Toronto in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology. She was promoted to full professor in 2017 in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology.
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