Dr. Stelvio Bandiera completed an honours bachelor of science in chemistry and biology at the University of Waterloo. He received a master of science degree in biochemistry from Dalhousie University and a doctor of philosophy degree in chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Guelph. He then undertook postdoctoral studies at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in New Jersey. Dr. Bandiera joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC in 1986.
Teaching areas of interest include chemical and biochemical aspects of drug metabolism; medicinal chemistry, including structure-activity relationships of various classes of drugs; and biochemical aspects of toxicology.