Biography

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Dr. Walid A. Houry, PhD
Professor


 

Current Position

  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA (July, 2016 – current).
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA (July, 2010 – current).
  • Associate professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA (July, 2005 – June, 2010).
  • Assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA (April, 2000 – June, 2005).

Post-doctoral Positions

  • Post-doctoral fellow of the Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry with Dr. F. Ulrich Hartl in Martinsried, Germany (June 1997 – March 2000).
  • Post-doctoral fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Sloan-Kettering Institute with Dr. F. Ulrich Hartl in New York City, USA (June 1996 – May 1997).

Degrees

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), May 1996. Advisor: Dr. Harold Scheraga
  • M.S. Chemistry, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), August 1991. Advisor: Dr. Harold Scheraga, Major: Biophysical Chemistry, Minor: Theoretical Chemistry
  • B.S. Chemistry with High Distinction, American University of Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon), August 1990.

Awards

  • Visiting Scientist Award: National Research Foundation of South Africa (December, 2015)
  • Tokyo Biochemical Research Foundation Award (November, 2011)
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund (July, 2009 – June , 2010)
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator (July, 2001 – June, 2006)
  • Premier’s Research Excellence Award (January, 2002 – December, 2004)
  • Fellow of the Max-Planck-Institute (June, 1997 – March, 2000)
  • Fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (June, 1996 – May, 1997)
  • Tunis Wentink Award for outstanding graduate student (April, 1996)
  • Franz Roessler graduate fellowship (Fall, 1993 & Spring, 1994)
  • Howard Neal Wachter Memorial Prize for outstanding work in Physical Chemistry (April, 1992)
  • Member of Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Society (1992)
  • Dean’s Honor List at the American University of Beirut (1987 – 1990)

Other Languages

  • Fluent in Arabic
  • Some knowledge of French
  • Some knowledge of German
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