Luis David Rodriguez Hernandez BSc, MSc, PhD Student

-BSc degree (Honours) in Life Sciences from Queen’s University (GPA: 3.97); undergraduate research project (Course Code: PHAR499) under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Massey: “Investigation into the in vivo effect of sulforaphane administration on NAD(P)H Quinone Dehydrogenase I activity” -MSc degree in Applied Clinical Pharmacology (course-based program) from the University of Toronto (GPA: 3.90); 8-month research project (Course Code: PCL2200Y) under the supervision of Dr. Robert Bonin and in collaboration with Dr. David Hampson: “Electrophysiological identification and characterization of a bacterial voltage-gated sodium channel (NaChBac) expressed in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells” -2nd year PhD Student in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Collaborative Program in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto (GPA: 4.00); thesis title: “Astrocytic gap junctions are necessary for the induction of long-term potentiation (LTP) in the spinal cord dorsal horn”


University of Toronto

Principal Faculty:

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

Principal Department/Program:

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Principal Hospital Appointment:



Dr. Robert Bonin

Key Publications:

1) Rodriguez D, D’Souza A & Bonin R (2020). Research Poster Abstracts, Canadian Journal of Pain, 4:2, A22-A136, DOI: 10.1080/24740527.2020.1765649