Dr. Lee is Professor and GlaxoSmithKline Chair in Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, an endowed position he has held since July 2004. He is also Affiliated Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute (TGRI). He received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Michigan State University in 1975. Since 1975 he has held research and management positions of increasing responsibilities in pharmaceutical R&D and drug delivery at several major pharmaceutical companies: Ciba-Geigy, SmithKline and Schering-Plough. He also served as a full professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto from 1988 to 1993. During that time, he conducted research funded by MRC, NSERC as well as industrial sources and trained graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Prior to returning to Toronto in July 2004 for the Endowed Chair, he was Senior Director of Pharmaceutical R&D at Schering-Plough Research Institute in Kenilworth, NJ. Dr. Lee's research interests include enhanced delivery of poorly soluble drugs, controlled release nitric oxide for diabetic wound healing, modified-release dosage forms, hydrogels and polymeric drug delivery systems, swellable and erodible matrix systems, kinetics and mechanisms of drug release, and diffusion and mass transfer in polymers. He has over 73 scientific publications and 22 issued patents and is a former Editorial Board member of Journal of Controlled Release and European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition, Pharmaceutical Development and Technology as well as AAPS PharmSci Tech. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), elected in 1996.

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Mailing information:
Ping I. Lee, Ph.D.
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
University of Toronto
144 College Street, Rm. 1100
Toronto, ON M5S 3M2
Tel: (416) 946-0606
Fax: (416) 978-8511

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