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Dr. José Lança is an assistant professor of pharmacology in the Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he is also affiliated with the School of Graduate Studies and Centre for the Study of Pain. He has been the university undergraduate program director in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, and has contributed significantly to curriculum development and teaching of pharmacology. Dr. Lança teaches extensively and is the director of several undergraduate and graduate courses in pharmacology and therapeutics at U of T. His dual professional background (MD/PhD) allows him to integrate pertinent research and clinical relevance. The author of several chapters in medical pharmacology textbooks, Dr. Lança has also edited a pharmacology textbook and has published extensively in various areas including herbal medications, neuropharmacology, and pharmacology of alcoholism and drug abuse.