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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:
• Dr. Shawn Owen, former post-doctoral fellow, started as a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Utah.
• Dr. Brian Ballios, former PhD student, won the first place poster prize for the MD/PhD category at the 28th annual Medical Student Research Day (MSRD), that was held on January 28, 2014. The event showcased a total of 170 posters submitted across nine different research categories.
• Dr. Karyn Ho, former PhD student, was recently named a Vesalian Scholar.


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