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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.

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 Malgosia Pakulska on successfully defending her PhD and securing a great job with Medicine by Design.

• Congratulations to Irja Donaghue Elliott on successfully defending her PhD, as well as Leah Kesselman on her MASc.

• Congratulations to Samantha Payne on winning one of the three prizes awarded by the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine's (OIRM), for their Pitchfest competition. A video will be put together after the New Year and available in Spring...stay tuned!


Recent Publications

Mitrousis N; Tam RY, Baker AEG; van der Kooy D; Shoichet MS. 2016 "Hyaluronic acid-based hydrogels enable rod photoreceptor survival and maturation in vitro through activation of the mTOR pathway", in press xx1-x11; doi: 10.1002/adfm.201504024

Parker J; Mitrousis N; Shoichet MS. 2016 "Hydrogel for simultaneous tunable growth factor delivery and enhanced viability of encapsulated cells in vitro", Biomacromolecules, in press, xx1-xx9; doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01366

McLaughlin CK; Duan D; Ganesh AN; Shoichet BK; Shoichet MS. 2016 "Stable colloidal drug aggregates catch and release active enzymes", in press xx1-xx9; doi: 10.1021/acschembio.5b00806
Führmann T; Tam RY; Ballarin B; Coles B; Elliott Dongahue I; van der Kooy D; Nagy A; Morshead CM; Shoichet MS. 2016 "Injectable hydrogel promotes early survival of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived oligodendrocytes and attenuates long term teratoma formation in spinal cord injury model", Biomaterials, 83: 23-36; doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.12.032