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Molly Shoichet named University Professor
Congratulations to Molly Shoichet who has been awaded the highly prestigious designation of University Professor by the Provost of the University of Toronto. The designation is bestowed in recognition of great scholarly achievement and pre-eminence; it is an exclusive appointment that is made to no more than 2% of tenured faculty.

248th ACS National Meeting & Exposion
Contratulations to Jennifer Logie who won the best poster award in the ACS Colloids & Surfaces Division, at their Fall meeting in San Francisco, CA.

2014 TERMIS Senior Scienist Award
Congratulations to Molly Shoichet who is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Senior Scientist Award from the Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society - Americas (TERMIS-AM). This award recognizes her significant contributions to the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

University of Toronto, Spring 2014 Convocation
Molly has the privilege of being the Bedel at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering graduation where Dr. Indira Samaresekera, President of the University of Alberta, receives an honorary doctorate from the University of Toronto

Nature Outlook on Stroke
Nature profiles the Shoichet lab's research on hydrogel drug delivery system

Global News
Shoichet lab featured on Global News with Catherine Lawrence where Dr. Christopher McLaughlin and Ms. Stephanie Fisher are examining LAM cells.

Centre for Commercialization and Regenerative Medicine
CCRM sits down with Dr. Molly Shoichet

Click Conjugated Polymeric Immuno-Nanoparticles for Targeted siRNA and Antisense Oligonucleotide Delivery, by Diana Chan, Glen Deleavey, Shawn Owen, Masad Damha and Molly Shoichet was downloaded 915 times since August 2013.

Nano Today
Polymeric Micelle Stability, by Shawn Owen, Diana Chan and Molly Shoichet was recognized by ScienceDirect as one of the Top 25 papers published in Nano Today in 2012.

Molly Shoichet leads one of the four NSERC CREATE projects that was awarded to the University of Toronto. The NSERC CREATE in Manufacturing, Materials and Mimetics (M3) provides graduate students working in the areas of Cell Manufacturing, Biomaterials, Tissue Mimetics an innovative approach to graduate education, combining cutting edge research with soft skills and industry experience.

UofT's Inventors of the Year
Molly Shoichet joins nine other scientists, as UofT's Inventors of the Year

Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
Molly has a blog on MRI's website on why to pursue a career in science

Canada Research Chair
Molly Shoichet's Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering is renewed.

Molly Shoichet is honored with Queen Elizabeth II
Diamond Jubilee with Dan Akroyd

Molly Shoichet wins the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee award in recognition for her excellence in advanced research and superb service to the community. Special thanks to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and to photographer Janis Rees for the pictures.

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
In September 2012, Molly Shoichet was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. With this latest honour, Dr. Shoichet is now the only living person to be a fellow of three prestigious Canadian Academies: The Canadian Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Canadian Academy of Engineering
Molly Shoichet is one of nine engineers at the University of Toronto, inducted into the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Boundless Promise
As part of the UofT campaign, Molly Shoichet's "Boundless Promise" banner is seen among wildlife





Feature of the Month

There are many to whom we wish to extend our congratulations:
• Congratulations to Alexander Baker for winning the best poster prize at the Canadian Biomaterials Society meeting in 2014 and an NSERC CGSD.
• Congratulation to: Anup Tuladahar for winning an OGS Scholarship, and the Mary Gertrude l'Anson Scholarship; Ahil Ganesh for winning an NSERC PGSD; Jackie Obermeyer for winning an NSERC CGSD; Leah Kesselman for winning an NSERC CGSD; and Tobi Fuehrmann for winning a CIHR TPRM post-doctoral scholarship.
• We welcome Priya Anandakumaran to the lab for graduate school and congratulate her for winning a QEII OGSST graduate scholarship.


Recent Publications

Owen SC; Doak AK; Ganesh AN; Nedyalkova L; McLaughlin CK; Shoichet BK; Shoichet MS. "Colloidal drug formulations can explain 'bell-shaped' concentration-response curves", ACS Chemical Biology, 9: 777-84; doi: 10.1021/cb4007584 MORE

Chan, D.P.Y.; Deleavey, G.F.; Owen, S.C.; Damha, M.J.; Shoichet, M.S. 2013 " Click conjugated polymeric immuno-nanoparticles for targeted siRNA and antisense oligonucleotide delivery", Biomaterials, 34: 8408-15; doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.07.019 MORE

Owen SC; Patel N; Logie J; Pan G; Persson H; Moffat J; Sidhu SS; Shoichet MS. 2013 "Targeting Her2+ breast cancer cells: lysosomal accumulation of anti-HER2 antibodies is influenced by antibody binding site and conjugation to polymeric nanoparticles", J Controlled Release, 172: 395-404; doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2013.07.011 MORE

Pakulska M; Vulic K; Shoichet MS. 2013 "Affinity-based release of chondroitinase ABC from a modified methylcellulose hydrogel", J Controlled Release, 171: 11-16; doi: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2013.06.029 MORE