Humans of Biology




Professor Emeritus Angela Lange

Prof. Angela Lange


June 30, 2022, marks the transition for Professor Angela B. Lange into a Professor Emeritus, 35 years after joining the Department of Biology, University of Toronto Mississauga.

Professor Lange joined the Biology Group at the University of Toronto, Erindale College in 1988 as an NSERC University Research Fellow/Assistant Professor. Since then, Erindale College evolved into the  University of Toronto Mississauga, and the Biology Group into the Department of Biology. Prof. Lange has excelled as a researcher, teacher, and leader.

  • 1980
  • 1984


Research and research team building are Prof. Lange's passion and raison d’être.

Over the years, Prof. Lange has secured over $2.5 million in funding from NSERC and is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of comparative insect endocrinology and physiology. She has published over 170 scientific articles and 34 invited reviews and chapters in very prestigious journals like PNAS, Scientific Reports, Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, General and Comparative Endocrinology, Frontiers in Endocrinology, and more.

Professor Lange and her team have presented over 200 papers at scientific meetings and symposia with 38 invited papers to such conferences, often as a Keynote or Plenary Speaker; in addition to her organizing many such symposia.

  • 1990
    Conference Poster Session 1990
Prof. Angela Lange


Professor Lange was a member of the NSERC Grant Selection Committee for Biological Systems and Functions, a member of the selection committee for the NSERC Herzberg Canada Gold Medal Selection Committee, the Council's highest research honor, and plays active roles in the leadership of International Societies.


  • Mayors Gala 2003
    Mayors Gala 2003


Professor Lange proved to be an outstanding teacher, so along with being awarded the UTM Faculty Research Excellence Award, 2007 and the Gorbman-Bern Memorial Lectureship, 2021 by the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology, she received the UTM Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, 2004.

DoHee Lee PhD convocation 2013
Prof. Angela Lange, Dr. DoHee Lee, PhD, Prof. Ian Orchard (2013 Convocation)


Not resting on her research and teaching laurels, Professor Lange is also an outstanding citizen of the Department of Biology, of UTM, and of the U of T, holding the leadership positions of Chair, Department of Biology, Vice-Dean Undergraduate, Teaching and Learning, Vice-Dean Faculty, and Acting Vice-Principal Academic & Dean, UTM.

However, Prof. Lange is not riding off into the sunset – she will maintain her research laboratory and the NSERC Discovery Grant she has held continuously since 1987 and will continue to provide her outstanding mentorship to the undergraduate and graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in her research group. 

  • IBC meeting
    Lange Lab at 2022 IBC
  • UTM1991
    Cartoon Poster of UTM Faculty 1991
Thank you, Prof. Ian Orchard (Prof. Lange's collaborator in research and life), for helping with this feature and for providing the pictures.