Graduate Student Services

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
2-142J Katz Group Centre 
Dr. El-Kadi has been a professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta (FoPPS) (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) since 2001. He was the Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences Division (2005-2008), Director of Graduate Studies (2008-2009), and is the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies (2009-2013 and 2018-current) at the FoPPS. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Dean for the College of Pharmacy at Qatar University (Doha, Qatar). Dr. El-Kadi received his PhD in Pharmacology from University of Montreal (Montreal, Quebec, Canada). Thereafter, he did postdoctoral training in Molecular Toxicology at the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada). Dr. El-Kadi’s research interests are in the areas of Drug Metabolism, Pharmacology and Molecular and Environmental Toxicology. His research resulted in over 165 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals and a similar number of abstracts and presentations. His research is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and several Biotech companies. He has served as editor, associate editor and member of the editorial board for a number of journals in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Graduate Studies Coordinator
Indigenous Liaison
2-35C Medical Sciences Building 

Diseray Schamehorn has worked for the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta since 2016. She has been the Graduate Studies Coordinator since 2018. Diseray also serves the Faculty as it's Indigenous Liaison, in which she supports Indigenous students enrolled or interested in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as facilitates the incorporation of Indigenous history and health in the pharmacy curriculum.