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Wayne Thomas Shier

Wayne Thomas Shier, Canadian pharmacy educator, researcher, editor. Achievements include patents in field. Grant, National Institute Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 1972, National Cancer Institute, 1974, Cystic Fibrosis Found, 1979, National Science Foundation, 1980, 1985, Committee Combat Huntington's Disease, 1983, American Heart Association, 1983, 1985, National Institute General Medicine, 1985, 1985.


  • Shier, Wayne Thomas was born on December 1, 1943 in Harriston, Ontario. Son of Clayton and Margaret Agnes (Pritchard) Shier.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Waterloo, Canada, 1966. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1970.


    • Research assistant, Biosciences division National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, 1965—1966. Research associate Salk Institute Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, 1970—1972, assistant research professor, chairman cell biology laboratory, 1972—1980. Associate professor College Pharmacy, University Minnesota, 1979—1985, professor, since 1985, director graduate studies, pharmacognosy, since 1985.

      Durnham junior fellow, oncology American Cancer Society, 1970—1972. Consultant Cancer Research Fund Laboratories, London, 1973. Visiting professor University Philippines College Medicine, Manila, 1985.

      Consultant Tokyo Tanabe Company, 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Academy Pharmaceutical Sciences, Society Toxicology, New York Academy Scis, American Chemical Society, International Society Toxinology, American Society Cell Biology, American Society Biological Chemists, Sigma Xi.


    • Married Gloria Cumagan Bulan, May 31, 1969. Children: John Thomas, Maria Teresita, Anna Christina.
    • father: Clayton Shier
    • mother: Margaret Agnes (Pritchard) Shier
    • spouse: Gloria Cumagan Bulan
    • children: John Thomas Shier
    • Maria Teresita Shier
    • Anna Christina Shier
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    Born December 1, 1943
    (age 73)
    • 1966
      University Waterloo
    • 1968
      University Illinois
    • 1970
      University Illinois
    • 1965 - 1966
      Research assistant
      Ottawa, Kansas, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      research associate, Salk Institute Biological Studies
      La Jolla, California, United States
    • 1979 - 1985
      associate, professor College Pharmacy
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