Mini Networking Night on Regulatory Affairs

Event details
Join us for an evening of networking for research trainees interested in Careers in Regulatory Affairs. With a guest to student ratio of 1:5, students can participate in engaging conversations in an relaxed atmosphere
Date: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 2nd floor of Prenup Pub (191 College St, Toronto), near Queen’s Park Subway Station
Event program
6:00 – 6:10 p.m. Registration
6:10 – 6:20 p.m. Welcome remarks & Guest introduction
6:20 – 7:20 p.m. Structured Networking (students are organized into groups, which rotate every 20 minutes)
7:20 – 8:00 p.m. Open Networking
*Appetizers & cash bar are provided.
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Very limited space available. Registered individuals who do not show up will be prevented from registering for future events.

The Mini Networking Series is free for all students, post-docs and other research trainees at the University of Toronto or the affiliated research institutions. External participants must pay a $5 fee to register.

Have more questions about registration? Visit our FAQ page.


Alex Chiang, PhD

Sanofi Pasteur

Anne H Tran, PhD

Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Anne Tran, Ph.D., is Manager, Regulatory Affairs at Janssen Inc. In her role, she works as part of a team on the approval and launch of new drugs for Hepatitis C, HIV and cancer. She utilizes her regulatory and scientific expertise in developing strategy to support her cross-functional business partners in marketing, medical affairs and reimbursement. Anne worked at Health Canada in regulatory project management and as a consultant reviewing drug submissions before transitioning to industry as a regulatory associate at GSK. At GSK she supported important new actives in oncology as well as mature products ranging from vaccines to natural health products. Anne holds a HBSc and Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Toronto. Anne also earned a post-graduate certificate in Regulatory Affairs. While completing her Ph.D, Anne successfully initiated an advocacy campaign and lobbied the City of Toronto to install bike lanes in her community. Anne also mentors science graduate students through Science Career Impact Project.

Linda Guo, PhD

Regulatory Affairs Associate, Alcon Canada Inc.

Linda Guo, Ph.D., is a Regulatory Affairs Associate at Alcon Canada Inc., which markets surgical instruments and supplies, ophthalmic prescription and OTC products as well as contact lenses and disinfectants. She is primarily responsible for making safety label updates for pharmaceutical products. Prior to joining Alcon, she worked as a regulatory affairs consultant (specializing in CMC) at Sanofi Pasteur and a submissions and policy associate at GSK. Linda holds a Honours B.Sc. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Toronto as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Regulatory Affairs from Humber College.

Marie Hannah, PhD

Regulatory Associate, Sanofi Pasteur

Marie Hannah is a Regulatory Associate for Sanofi Pasteur in North York. She recently graduated from the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs & Quality Operations graduate certificate program at Seneca College. Her Ph.D. was completed in 2013 at McMaster University which focused on exercise, bone and mitochondrial metabolism. When she isn’t glued to a computer screen, she spends her time walking, baking and reading.

David Sealey, PhD

Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

David Sealey, Ph.D., is a Manager, Regulatory Affairs, at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. David is responsible for New Drug Submissions and other regulatory filings to Health Canada, and has published on regulatory policy related to biologic drugs. He previously worked in Medical Affairs, and has covered multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, immunology, and virology. Prior to Janssen, David worked with pharmaceutical companies, scientists and healthcare professionals as a consultant developing sales training manuals, medical education content, and scientific articles. David trained as a cancer biologist at the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research/Ontario Cancer Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Medical Biophysics and an Hon.B.Sc. in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto. To stay connected to the academic community, David mentors science trainees through University College, Life Sciences Career Development Society, and Science Career Impact Project.