Announcement: Dr. Cheryle Séguin, Acting Chair, Physiology and Pharmacology


I am pleased to announce Dr. Cheryle Séguin, has been appointed as Acting Chair, Physiology and Pharmacology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective July 1, 2023, until June 30, 2024.

Dr. Séguin obtained her BSc (1999) and MSc (2001, Dept of Anatomy and Cell Biology) from The University of Western Ontario and her PhD in the area of cell biology and tissue engineering from the University of Toronto (2005, Dept of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology). 

Following this, Dr. Séguin became a postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Janet Rossant at the SickKids Hospital, working in the field of early mammalian development and stem cell biology.

In 2009, Dr. Séguin was recruited to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at The University of Western Ontario. Dr Séguin has been recognized by the Canadian Arthritis Network Scholar Award (2009-2013), the CIHR New Investigator Award (2014-2019), the Arthritis Society STARS Career Development Award (2020-2025), and Western’s Faculty Scholar (2020-2022). Research in the Séguin lab is focused on understanding the pathways that regulate the fate and function of cells, with a particular emphasis on the intervertebral disc and spine pathologies.

At Western, Dr. Séguin has contributed to the leadership of the Bone and Joint Institute, is co-Director of the Collaborative Specialization in Musculoskeletal Health Research, and has served as Assistant Chair in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology since 2018.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Séguin on her appointment.

John Yoo, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University