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Dr. Sheldon Roth, BSc, MSc, PhD


Professor Emeritus

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Emeritus Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Contact information


Educational Background

BSc. Pharmacy, University of Toronto, 1966

Doctor of Philosophy Pharmacology, University of Toronto, 1971

MSc. Pharmacology, University of Toronto, 1969


Dr. Roth was a researcher and teacher in both toxicology and pharmacology at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to his teaching activities, he was active in the development of curriculum. He was involved in medical research for over three decades with interest in neuropharmacology, environmental toxicology, and medical pharmacology including cellular and mollecular mechanisms of anesthetic agents. His reseach in neurotoxicology focused on the effects of various atmospheric pollutants such as hydrogen sulphide, sour gas, aerosols and volatile organic compounds on developing and mature nervous systems. He has collaborated his research with investigators in North America, Europe and Japan.


Areas of Research

Neuropharmacology, Environmental toxicology, Medical pharmacology, and Anesthetic agents.


  • award, 2015
  • award, 2014
  • Dixon Cup Award for Best ENSC502 Lecturer in the 2008-2009 Academic Year, 2009
  • CMSA Letter of Excellence, Class of 2007, 2005
  • Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 2005
  • Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2005
  • People to People Ambassador Program (Declined), 2005
  • Who's Who in Medical Sciences Education, 2005
  • Recognition, 2004