Melanie Woodin

Professor Melanie Woodin is the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University Toronto, Canada’s largest and most comprehensive Faculty.  The Dean promotes the Faculty as a global hub for research, teaching, and innovation. She joined the University of Toronto in 2004 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology, and became a Professor in 2017 in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology. In her research, Professor Woodin works to understand how the brain functions, studying neuronal circuits and the mechanisms underlying learning and memory. At U of T, she has served as the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Cell & Systems Biology; Director of the Human Biology Program; Associate Dean, Undergraduate Issues & Academic Planning; and, most recently, Vice-Dean, Interdivisional Partnerships.