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Maclean's Magazine (March 2018)
Dr. Shoichet on how to build a culture of science.

Order of Canada
Congratulations to Molly Shoichet! On Friday December 29, 2017, Molly Shoichet was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada.
University of Toronto News
University of Toronto Engineering News

Ontario's First Chief Scientist
Congratulations to Molly Shoichet! On Friday November 17, 2017, Molly Shoichet is named Ontario's first Chief Scientist.
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University of Toronto Engineering News
Canadian Geographic

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Maclean's Magazine (December 2017)
In the Dec 7, 2017 issue of Maclean's, Dr. Deepa Kundur highlights many examples of how female engineers have paved the way in making significant advances in engineering, and to change the gender gap. Included in Dr. Kundur's examples is Dr. Molly Shoichet who has recently been appointed Ontario's first Chief Scientist.

Solar Eclipse
On Monday August 21, 2017, much of North America could witness the partial solar eclipse. It began just after 1:00pm. By about 2:30pm, we could witness about two-thirds of the sun covered up. The Shoichet group joined many other labs around King's College Circle, University of Toronto, to view the eclipse. Special thanks to Mike Cooke for the collage of eclipse that he made. The next total solar eclipse won't be until 2024.

CTV News
A Killam Prize winner's top 5 ideas for getting more women in STEM.

Medicine by Design
Multidisciplinary research teams target blindness and stroke damage using regenerative medicine.

The Times of Israel
Molly Shoichet sits down with Dana Wachter, where she talks about how her passion in science and her love of asking questions, has helped to fuel her career and her success. Her drive to succeed was further enhanced through the encouragement and support from her family, teachers, mentors and role models. She brings this similar strength in her students, and at the same time, to also encourage their creativity. Together, in her lab, researchers work to reverse degenerative disease - and gender discrimination.

Canada Council for the Arts
Molly Shoichet is one of the five recipients of this year's Killam Prizes! The Killam Prize is one of Canada's most prestigious research awards. Photo credit to Sgt Johanie Maheu, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2017.
• 2017 Killam Prize Photos

Molly Shoichet's receipt of the Killam Prize has garnered a lot of media attention.

Ideas with Paul Kennedy, CBC Radio
(Molly's interview with Paul Kennedy starts at 13.48 and ends at 23 min)


Quirks & Quarks, CBC Radio

CBC News

University of Toronto
University of Toronto, Engineering News

Chemical Institute of Canada
Molly Shoichet celebrates with Grant Allen, Chair of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, and Rob Batey, Chair of Chemistry, after winning the Kavel Pugi award from the Chemical Institute of Canada

The Great Hope: Biomaterial Methods for Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
In our Advanced Healthcare Materials paper, we critically evaluate combination strategies that use biomaterials to deliver drugs and/or cells to promote recovery following spinal cord injury.



Feature of the Month

• Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Fisher, who has been offered a position of Scientist, at BlueRock Therapeutics. We would also like to congratulate Ana on her recent marriage.


Recent Publications

Payne SL; Anandakumaran PN; Varga B; Morshead CM; Nagy A; Shoichet MS. 2018 "In vitro maturation of human iPS-derived neuroepithelial cells influences transplant survival in the stroke-injured rat brain", Tissue Engineering, 24: 351-60; doi: 10.1089/ten.tea.2016.0515
Führmann T; Anandakumaran PN; Payne SL; Pakulska MM; Varga BV; Nagy A; Tator CH; Shoichet MS. 2018 "Combined delivery of chondroitinase ABC and human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neuroepithelial cells promote tissue repair in an animal model of spinal cord injury", Biomedical Materials, 13: 024103; doi: 10.1088/1748-605X/aa96dc
Smith JS; Taimoory SM; Tam RY; Baker AEG; Binth Mohammad N; Trant JF; Shoichet MS. 2018 "Diels-Alder click-crosslinked hydrogels with increased reactivity enable 3D cell encapsulation", Biomacromolecules, in press xx1-x10;
doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b01715

Baker AEG; Tam RY; Shoichet MS. 2017 "Independently tuning the biochemical and mechanical properties of 3D hyaluronan-based hydrogels with oxime and Diels-Alder chemistry to culture breast cancer spheroids", Biomacromolecules, 18: 4373-84; doi: 10.1021/ac.biomac.7b01422