Adjunct Professor

David Sealey

Molecular Genetics


AstraZeneca Canada, 1004 Middlegate Road, Mississauga, Ontario Canada L4Y 1M4
Research Interests
Professional development

I teach MMY3006Y Future Directions in Medical Genomics; Graduate Professional Development Short Course in the Medical Genomics program. In my career, I specialize in Regulatory Affairs (Oncology) at AstraZeneca. I am also a Mentor at the Health Innovation Hub (H2i) at the University of Toronto. Through my research and professional experience at AstraZeneca, Janssen, and the University of Toronto, I have guided drug development programs at various stages including basic and translational research, early clinical development (IND filing), application for marketing authorization (new drug submission), post-approval lifecycle management, and observational research (real-world evidence). I have led people and teams, contributed to the development and execution of brand strategies, and covered multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular/metabolism, and gene therapy for rare diseases. I trained as a cancer biologist at the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research, and hold a Ph.D. (Medical Biophysics) and Hon.B.Sc. (Pharmacology) from the University of Toronto. Through volunteerism, I have mentored students through University College, the Life Sciences Career Development Society, and the Science Career Impact Project – an organization I co-founded to deliver transformational experiences to sciences trainees seeking careers in industry. 

Courses taught

  • Future Directions in Medical Genomics - Professional Development