Reina Bendayan, Editorial Board Member
University of Toronto, Canada
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Dr. Reina Bendayan is a Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto and Career Scientist, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Ministry of Health of Ontario. Dr. Bendayan’s research program is primarily focused on Membrane Transport and Therapeutics with an emphasis in the field of HIV/AIDS Antiviral Drug Transport and Regulation at blood-tissue barriers, sanctuary sites and cellular reservoirs of HIV. Recent work on the regulation of folate transport to the brain, has identified a novel approach for treating cerebral folate deficiency, a rare but devastating paediatric condition. Her research program is primarily funded by CIHR, Ministry of Health of Ontario and NSERC. She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has supervised many graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows. She is a member of several national and international scientific associations: AAPS, CSPS, ASPET, IBBS, ISSX, and IAS. Dr. Bendayan was elected Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS; 2010), the Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS; 2015) and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (September 2021). She is the recipient of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada Research Career Award (2013) and the AAPS (2015) and CSPS Leadership Award (2019). She served as Graduate Coordinator (1998-2003), Chair and Associate Dean Graduate Education of the Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (July 2005-July 2011) and as Acting Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (2007).
Web page: phm.utoronto.ca/~bendayan