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Toronto Star, Doctors' Notes
• The Aug 8, 2016 issue of the Toronto Star features the Shoichet lab's cell transplantation research. In the article, Dr. Shoichet talks about the long process of turning scientific breakthroughs into clinical treatment available to patients.

• Dr. Molly Shoichet celebrates and shares the success of researchers establishing the new frontiers of science.

Sparrho Blog
• According to Sparrho's analysis, Dr. Molly Shoichet is a top 5% biomedical researcher.

Electrostatic interactions improve drug delivery
• University of Toronto researchers have found a way to embed drug compounds in nanoparticles so that they are released into the body at a controlled rate. In an article published in Science Advances, Malgosia Pakulska, Irja Donahgue Elliott, Jaclyn Obermeyer, Anup Tuladhar, Christopher McLaughlin, Tyler Shendruk and Molly Shoichet demonstrate how therapeutic drug proteins can be guided to the nanoparticle by purely electrostatic interactions between the protein and the nanoparticle's surface.

Included are several channels that have captured their publication:
UofT Engineering News
Nanotechweb (UK)

The Possibilities for Nerve Therapies
• University of Toronto researchers may have solved the problem of protein binding. In a review paper published in Science, Drs. Malgosia Pakulska, Shane Miersch and Molly Shoichet demonstrate how the disparate fields of computational biology and antibody engineering can be used to solve big problems in protein delivery.

Included are several channels within the University of Toronto that have captured their publication:
UofT News
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
UofT Engineering News
Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, UofT
Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, UofT

And some external sources:
EurekAlert (release)
Medical News Today
Diabetes UK
Medical Express
Science Codex

U.S. National Academy of Engineering
• Molly Shoichet is elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) as a Foreign Members, for contributions to neural tissue engineering and design of polymers for cell and drug delivery.

International Women's Day
RegMedNet - Molly Shoichet discusses her career and experiences as a woman working in STEM.
Elle Québec - In the March 2016 issue of Elle Québec, Molly Shoichet shares the spotlight with Ms. Piggy, in being named one of 32 inspirational women of the year.
SuperheroYou - Molly Shoichet shares the spotlight with 8 other real-life female superheroes.

The enabling technology of polymer science
• A one-on-one with Molly Shoichet. Hamideh Emrani met up with Molly and their interview is featured in Signalblog website.

What makes Canada cool? Not what the New York Times thinks
• In the January 23 2016 issue of the Saturday Star , Dan Taekema writes about what makes Canada cool. It's not all about what is hip to be cool, but the great science that has come from the Great White North.

Chatelaine Magazine
• In the Dec 2015 issue of Chatelaine, Molly Shoichet is included in their list of Women of the Year.

Sirius XM's What She Said
• Molly Shoichet is interviewed by science/tech journalist Kris Abel where she talks about regenerative medicine and shares her love and passion of science, and how this has led to many of her many achievements.

Royal Canadian Institute Fleming Medal
• Molly Shoichet receives national Fleming Medal for outstanding scientific outreach.

• Here's Molly Shoichet's TEDxToronto talk:
The Future of Medicine is Personal


• We would like to thank the photographer, Andrew Williamson, who has captured some beautiful shots of Molly as she was giving her presentation.

Tanis Haas, editor of a health and wellness newsletter, MeDCAN, spoke to some speakers of TEDxToronto where she has shared how they stay healthy while making waves in their research and outreach.

• This year, the theme of the conference is Thresholds.

• Molly Shoichet is interviewed by 680 News where she discusses her research which is to be featured at TEDxToronto.

• TEDxToronto 2015 announces first round of speakers.

• Social media campaign aims to raise profile of Canadian research.

• DiscovHer: How 1 researcher + 1 film-maker are making research a reality for 1,000s.

• On Monday May 11, 2015, Molly Shoichet was interviewed by Matt Galloway of CBC Metro Morning.

October 21, 2015, Irving O Shoichet Lecturer
Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Oxford University, delivers great research seminar as Irving O Shoichet lecturer at UofT, Chemical Engineering. Carol was L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Laureate for Europe when Molly was the L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate for North America in 2015.

Big Funding News
Behind the scenes of Medicine by Design with Molly Shoichet and Peter Zandstra.

CBC's Metro Morning with Matt Galloway
Molly discusses "Medicine by Design" grant to UofT on CBC's Metro Morning with Matt Galloway.

Canadian Research, Molly Shoichet, wins L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award.

Molly Shoichet's portrait video



Feature of the Month

• Congratulations to Priya Anandakumaran and Jessica Ngai who both successfully defended their Master's of Applied Science and Engineering in September 2016. Priya is off to Columbia University to pursue her PhD and Jessica is at an internship at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals.


Recent Publications

Delplace V; Obermeyer, J; Shoichet MS. 2016 "Local affinity release", ACS Nano, 10: 6433-36; doi: 10.1021/acsnano.6b04308

Pakulska MM; Elliott Donaghue I; Obermeyer JM; Tuladhar A; McLaughlin CK; Shendruk TN; Shoichet MS. 2016 "Encapsulation-free controlled release: electrostatic adsorption eliminates the need for protein encapsulation in PLGA nanoparticles", Science Advances, 2: e1600519; doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1600519

Tam RY; Fisher SA; Baker AEG; Shoichet MS. 2016 "Transparent porous polysaccharide cryogels provide biochemically defined, biomimetic matrices for tunable 3D cell culture", Chemistry of Materials, 28: 3762-70; doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b00627
Pakulska MM; Miersch S; Shoichet MS. 2016 "Designer protein delivery: from natural occurring to engineered affinity controlled release systems", Science