Leah E. Cowen, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Research | University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics | Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Canada Research Chair in Microbial Genomics & Infectious Disease
Co-Director, CIFAR Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
Chief Scientific Officer, Bright Angel Therapeutics
MaRS Centre, West Tower
661 University Ave, Room 1638
Toronto, ON, CANADA M5G 1M1
Office: 416-978-4085
Laboratory: 416-978-4069
Fax: 416-978-6885
E-mail: leah.cowen@utoronto.ca

For Prospective Undergraduate Students:
We regularly have positions for outstanding undergraduates interested in research, during either the academic year (
MGY480) or during the summer term (NSERC USRA or Life Sciences Fellowships). Strong candidates should have already taken relevant courses in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics, and will ideally have some lab experience. To apply, please contact Dr. Cowen directly by email. Your application should include an up to date CV and transcript, contact information for two references, and a brief statement of your scientific interests (one paragraph maximum). It is best to apply late in the fall term/early in the winter term for research to commence in May.

For Prospective Graduate Students:
here to learn more about graduate studies in the Department of Molecular Genetics. In our Department, students are first admitted to the graduate program, and then perform three rotations in different labs to identify a best fit for their thesis lab. Most students begin in September, but some students opt to start in January. To apply to the Department, you will need up to date transcripts, CV, letter of intent and letters of reference. Application deadlines are Sept. 15 (for January start), Nov. 15, Jan. 15, and May 1 (for September start).

For Prospective Postdocs:
To apply for a Postdoc position, please contact Dr. Cowen directly by email. Your application package should include an up to date CV, contact information for two scientific referees, and a statement of your research interests not to exceed one page. Postdoctoral applicants are not required to have funding prior to applying, but are generally expected to apply for and achieve external funding during their time in the lab.