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Public talk with Molly Shoichet • On Monday November 21 at 7pm, Dr. Shoichet will be speaking at the Toronto Public Library's Cutting Edge Lectures Series. In Dr. Shoichet's talk, she will explain how the cure of cancer, blindness and stroke lies in changing the way we look at the cause and treatment of these devastating illnesses.
U of T's Molly Shoichet racks up the prizes • Dr. Shoichet is featured in NOW Magazine's (Oct 19, 2016) online site regarding the numerous awards she has been winning. Molly recently won the 2016 Till & McCulloch Award, which recognizes Canadian stem cell researchers, for her studies related to the use of hydrogels for stem cell transplantation..
2016 Till & McCulloch Award • Dr. Shoichet is awarded the 2016 Till & McCullloch Award. The award recognizes both Dr. Shoichet’s contributions to global stem cell research, and her 2015 paper on the use of hydrogels for stem cell transplantation as the most impactful stem cell research publication authored in Canada in the past year. MORE PAPER
Institute of Medical Science (IMS), University of Toronto • On September 26, 2016, Dr. Shoichet sits down with IMS and is features on their Raw Data Podcast.
Bio Business Magazine • In the July/August 2016 issue of Bio Business Magazine, Dr. Shoichet talks about some of the stem cell breakthroughs that have come out of the research at the University of Toronto
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.
hEr VOLUTION • 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. MORE
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.
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. MORE
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.
L'Oréal-UNESCO 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.