Vice Dean, Research & Innovation
Professor Reinhart Reithmeier
Interim Vice Dean, Research & Innovation
Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto
Reinhart Reithmeier is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto and is known internationally for his research on membrane proteins in human health and disease. An award-winning lecturer and graduate mentor, Dr. Reithmeier enjoys teaching introductory biochemistry to over 1,000 undergraduate students every year, as well as upper level and graduate courses.
Dr. Reithmeier was Chair of Biochemistry from 2002-13 and Special Advisor to the Dean of Graduate Studies on Graduate Skills Development and Engagement from 2015-17. Through professional development courses and initiatives like the 10,000 PhDs Project he is dedicated to ensuring that graduate students develop their skills and network to take advantage of diverse job opportunities.
Dr. Reithmeier previously served on CIHR panels and as a CIHR Delegate. He currently serves as President of the Royal Canadian Institute for Science, a venerable organization whose mission is to bring science to the public. His leadership was recognized in 2012 by election to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.