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Welcome to the Seeman lab website

Dr. Seeman has trained over 100 graduate students and Fellows. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has received 20 awards, including the Lieber Award of NARSAD (the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression), the Stanley Dean Award of the American College of Psychiatrists, the Tanenbaum Award for Schizophrenia Research from the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, the first Prix Galien award in North America, the Pasarow Foundation award in Neuropsychiatry, and the Killam Prize in Health Sciences of the Canada Council.


Seeman lab 2003.  From left to right: Dr. Hong Chang Guan, Gabriela Novak, Dr. Teresa Tallerico, Dr. Philip Seeman, Francoise Ko, Carmen Chung, and Elaine Jack

Philip Seeman was born in Winnipeg, Canada (February 8th, 1934). He was raised in Montreal and educated at Baron Byng High School. He received a B.Sc. and an M.D. from McGill University (1960). He had a rotating internship at Detroit's Harper Hospital, affiliated with Wayne State University. He then went to Rockefeller University and received a Ph.D. in Life Sciences in 1966, working with Dr. George Palade (1974 Nobel Laureate, Medicine/Physiology). In 1966 he was a postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge with Sir Arnold Burgen. Since 1967 he has been at the University of Toronto, Department of Pharmacology, and served as its Chairman between 1977 and 1987. He is cross-appointed as a Professor of Psychiatry.