Imogen R. Coe


Imogen R. Coe, Ph.D.,
Academic leader,
Founding Dean,  Faculty of Science (2012-2018),
Ryerson University

Academic leader, scientist, science communicator, policy advisor, equity, diversity & inclusion advocate. Former founding dean and Professor of Chemistry and Biology at Ryerson University. Affiliate Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Diversity is a driver of innovation and creativity and diversity and inclusivity should be embraced in all aspects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

Global citizen having lived and worked in Europe, the US and Canada. Internationally recognized for research in membrane protein cell biology and biochemistry, Imogen has presented her research at conferences and seminars across the globe and in over 70 scholarly papers, book chapters and abstracts.

Committed to evidence-based approaches that promote and sustain EDI in STEM. Known as a thought-leader and recognized internationally for her work on improving EDI in STEM in Canada.

Holds a PhD in Biology from the University of Victoria, an MSc from the University of Victoria and a bachelor’s degree from Exeter University in the U.K. Affiliate scientist with Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital. On the board of Michael Garron Hospital, Girls in STEM Executive Advisory Council and the Canadian Mining Innovation Council. Acts in an advisory capacity with hEr VOLUTION, a non-profit organization working on access to innovative education and employment services to girls and young women in STEM.

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Specialties: Cellular physiology, molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, mechanisms of drug uptake, cellular and molecular biology underlying drug uptake