Bio

Alberto’s Bio

Education

1994 – 1999. Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Department of Immunology; Mentor: Dr. F. Tsui. Thesis Title: Regulation of murine SHP-1.

1992 – 1994. Masters of Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Department of Immunology; Mentor: Dr. F. Tsui. Thesis Title: Epitope studies on the human autoantigen Histidyl-tRNA Synthetase.

1985 – 1990. Bachelor of Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Major in Biochemistry

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Positions

2017 – present. Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2013 – 2015. Acting Dean of Arts, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2009 – 2017. Associate Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2008 – 2017. Director of the Immunology Program, Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2007 – 2017. Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2003 – 2009. Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2000 – 2003. Research Associate, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Department of Cell Biology; Laboratory of Dr. M.D. Scharff

1999. Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Department of Biochemistry, Laboratory of Dr. D.E. Isenman

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Teaching experience

2013 – present. Course Coordinator (IMM450) and Summer Research Program, University of Toronto, Ontario. Department of Immunology; 4th year research courses.

2010 – present. Course Lecturer (IMM428), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Department of Immunology; 4th year undergraduate course.

2010 – 2011. Course Lecturer (IMM435), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Department of Immunology; 4th year undergraduate course.

2008 – present. Course Lecturer (BMC), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Department of Biomedical Communications; Master’s level course

2004 – present. Course Lecturer (IMM1017), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Department of Immunology; advanced graduate level course.

2004 – 2009. Course Coordinator (IMM435), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Department of Immunology; 4th year undergraduate laboratory course.

2006. Course Lecturer (IMM334), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Department of Immunology; 3rd year undergraduate course.

2000, 2002. Teaching Assistant, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY Department of Cell Biology; graduate level course.

1994 – 1997. Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Department of Immunology; undergraduate laboratory course.

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Awards

2019   Canadian Society for Immunology Investigator Award

2014   Canadian Cancer Society-Top 10 funded research of 2014

2009 – 2014   Canada Research Chair: Tier 2

2008   Canadian Society for Immunology New Investigator Award

2004 – 2009   Canada Research Chair: Tier 2

2004 – 2009   CIHR New Investigator Salary Award, Declined

2003 – 2004   Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fellowship Award

2000 – 2002   Cancer Research Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2000 – 2002   Harry Eagle Post-Doctoral Fellowship