Dr. Reina Bendayan is a Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto and Career Scientist, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Ministry of Health of Ontario.

After obtaining a Bachelors of Sciences in Pharmacy and a Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of Montreal, Dr. Bendayan completed a Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Florida and a three year Medical Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Pharmacology and Membrane Cell Biology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Bendayan’s research program is primarily focused on Membrane Transport and Therapeutics with an emphasis in the field of HIV/AIDS Antiviral Drug Transport and Regulation at sanctuary sites and cellular reservoirs of HIV. Her research program is primarily funded by CIHR, Ministry of Health of Ontario and NSERC.

She is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has supervised many graduate students and post-doctoral research fellows. She is a member of several national and international scientific associations: AAPS, CSPS, ASPET, IBBS and IAS. Dr. Bendayan was elected Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS; 2010) and the Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS; 2015), and received the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada Research Career Award (2013) and the CSPS Leadership Award (2019). She is also the recipient of a five-year Career Scientist Award from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network. She served as Graduate Coordinator (1998-2003), Chair and Associate Dean Graduate Education of the Graduate Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (July 2005-July 2011) and as Acting Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (January 2007-July 2007).  Dr. Bendayan was recently elected a member of the Board of Directors of the AAPS.