UGFTA Recipient: Dr. Brian Cox


Brian Cox
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Dr. Brian Cox, recipient of a 2024 Undergraduate Faculty Teaching Award in Excellence in Linking Undergraduate Teaching to Research in Life Sciences.

Dr. Cox completed his MSc in Biochemistry at the University of Guelph and his PhD in Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology. He spent several years in the bio-tech sector working on antimicrobial drug development and has trained in multiple disciplines including biochemistry, environmental chemistry, toxicology, developmental biology and bioinformatics. Currently, he heads the Cox Systems Biology Lab in the Department of Physiology.

In addition to his many teaching commitments, he also devised and developed the course, PSL4040 Big Data that introduces R programing and data analysis of clinical and physiological data and new six-week lecture series on maternal physiological adaptation to pregnancy as part of PSL305. He has also received the Robert Goode Early Career Teaching Award from the Department of Physiology and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine Early Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship AwardHe was a past recipient of a Tier II Canada Research Chair in maternal fetal communication.