Abdullah Al Maruf

Dr. Abdullah Maruf

PhD, M.Pharm., B.Pharm.
Pronouns: He/Him


Adjunct Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

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Educational Background

B.Pharm. Honours Pharmacy , University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005

M.Pharm. Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacology , University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2006

Ph.D. Pharmacology & Toxicology, Univeristy of Toronto , 2014


Dr. Maruf is an internationally-trained pharmacist and earned a Master's degree in clinical pharmacy & pharmacology and a Ph.D. in pharmacology & toxicology.

Dr. Maruf facilitated the development of pharmacogenetic research facilities in his home country – Bangladesh, and published the first paper on drug-metabolizing enzyme polymorphisms in the Bangladeshi population during his master of pharmacy study. During his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, Dr. Maruf investigated the connections between inflammation and xenobiotic-induced liver injury and the roles of carbonyl metabolizing enzymes in health and disease.

Most recently, as a research scientist and co-investigator, Dr. Maruf was instrumental in launching Canada’s first pharmacogenetic testing service in Western Canada to improve drug treatment outcomes in patients receiving mental health care.


Areas of Research

Pharmacogenomics, Precision Pharmacotherapy, Adverse Drug Reactions, Translational Pharmacotherapy, Population Therapeutics and Health Outcomes, Pharmacovigilance, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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