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Molly Shoichet
Professor , Ph.D., FRSC


Areas of Research:
Targeted Delivery
Injectable Hydrogels
3-D Scaffolds
Cell Delivery

University of Toronto (1995-present)
Dr. Molly Shoichet
Dr. Molly Shoichet holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering and is
Professor of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Chemistry and Biomaterials &
Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is an expert in the study of
Polymers for Drug Delivery & Regeneration which are materials that promote healing in
the body.

Dr. Shoichet has published close to 400 papers, patents and abstracts and has given
over 250 lectures worldwide. She currently leads a laboratory of 25 researchers and has
graduated 75 researchers over the past 15 years. She founded two spin-off companies
from research in her laboratory.

Dr. Shoichet is the recipient of such prestigious distinctions as the Canada Council for
the Artsʼ Killam Research Fellowship, NSERCʼs Steacie Fellowship, CIfARʼs Young
Explorerʼs Award (to the top 20 scientists under 40 in Canada), CSChEʼs Syncrude
Innovation Award, Canadaʼs Top 40 under 40th and the Royal Society of Canadaʼs
Rutherford Memorial Award. Dr. Shoichet was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of
Canada, the Canadian Academy of Sciences in 2008, the highest distinction awarded to
a Canadian scientist.

Before being recruited to the University of Toronto in 1995, Dr. Shoichet worked at
CytoTherapeutics Inc. on encapsulated cell therapy. Dr. Shoichet received her S.B. from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Chemistry (1987) and her Ph.D. from the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Polymer Science and Engineering (1992).
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