Arij Al Chawaf, PhD
Strategic Alliances, Director
Dr Arij Al Chawaf joined the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) at the University of Toronto in 2010. As the Strategic Alliances Director, she is responsible for fostering and managing partnerships and collaborations with external communities and research organizations involved in drug discovery. Prior to joining SGC, Arij worked with Toronto-based start-up and biotech companies in marketing, business development and communications. Arij completed her PhD in Neuroendocrinology from the University of Toronto with an NSERC graduate fellowship. Her research focused on regulatory mechanisms of new peptide systems on anxiety neuro-circuits and behaviours, and is published in several peer reviewed journals.