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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.

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.

The enabling technology of polymer science
A one-on-one with Molly Shoichet. Hamideh Emrani met up with Molly and their interview is featured in Signalblog website.

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.
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Included are several channels that have captured their publication:
UofT Engineering News
Forbes
Nanotechweb (UK)

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.

Included are several channels within the University of Toronto that have captured their publication:
UofT News
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine
UofT Engineering News
Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, UofT
Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, UofT

And some external sources:
EurekAlert (release)
Medical News Today
Diabetes UK
Medical Express
Science Codex

What makes Canada cool? Not what the New York Times thinks
In the January 23 2016 issue of the Saturday Star, Dan Taekema writes about what makes Canada cool. It's not all about what is hip to be cool, but the great science that has come from the Great White North.

Chatelaine Magazine
In the Dec 2015 issue of Chatelaine, Molly Shoichet is included in their list of Women of the Year.

Sirius XM's What She Said
Molly Shoichet is interviewed by science/tech journalist Kris Abel where she talks about regenerative medicine and shares her love and passion of science, and how this has led to many of her many achievements.

Royal Canadian Institute Fleming Medal
Molly Shoichet receives national Fleming Medal for outstanding scientific outreach.
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October 21, 2015, Irving O Shoichet Lecturer
Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Oxford University, delivers great research seminar as Irving O Shoichet lecturer at UofT, Chemical Engineering. Carol was L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Laureate for Europe when Molly was the L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate for North America in 2015.

October McEwen Monthly Newsletter
Anup Tuladhar's exciting research on local delivery to the stroke injured brain is highlighted.

University of Toronto Boundless Campaign
Can stem cells reverse brain damage?

Molly Shoichet Symposium on Innovation in Regenerative Medicine
On Thursday June 4, 2015, come and join us for a great afternoon of talks. We have a stellar line up of speakers who will join Molly in honour of her appointment to the rank of University Professor.
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From Good to Gold
On Tuesday May 12, 2015, come and join us for an interactive symposium that demonstrates how sport science, research and technology at UofT intersect to bring out the best in high performance athletes.
The symposium is free, but registration is required
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Canadian Biomaterials Society
Congratulations to the Shoichet lab ladies who cleaned up winning 4 awards at CBS!
• Best Presentation Award goes to Jennifer Logie
• Best Poster Awards go to Jessie Ngai, Samantha Payne, and Laura Smith
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Hydrogels Boost Ability of Stem Cells to Restore Eyesight and Heal Brains
University of Toronto researchers show that engineered 'hydrogels' not only help with stem cell transplantation, but actually speed healing in both the eye and brain.
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Also included are several media sources that have captured this publication:
Benchmark Reporter
Delhi Daily News
Diabetes Insider
Empire State Tribune
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Health Canal
Medical Express
Medical News Today
Nanowerk
News Everyday
NYC Today
Science Daily
Science Times
State Column
Tech Times
Techie News (UK)
Two Paragraphs
United Press International

CBC News: Technolgy & Science
Is Tim Hunt typical or outrageous?

Parachute Gala
Rubbing shoulders with "The Great One" at the Parachute Gala to raise awareness and funding for injury prevention. (Shown from left to right are Molly Shoichet, Wayne Gretzky, Zoey Shamai).
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Laugh Out LAM Red Rose Ball 2015
3D hydrogel chemistry is being used to better understand a rare lung disease. At a recent celebration to raise awareness and funds for this research are Bill Stanford, Alexander Baker, Stephanie Fisher, Laura Smith, Roger Tam, and Lisa Jullian. Special thanks to Caley Taylor for the picture.
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L'Oréal-UNESCO
Canadian Research, Molly Shoichet, wins L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award.

Molly Shoichet, 2015 L'Oréal-UNESCO Laureate

Included are several media sources that have captured this honour.

Toronto Star

Globe and Mail (March 3, 2015)
Globe and Mail (March 20, 2015)

Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) and
CBC News, The National



UofT News

Women's Wear Daily
Metronews
Yahoo Canada

Collège de France
Molly speaks at the famous Collège de France, Paris, in March 2015. (© Collège de France / P. Imbert)
• Standing outside of the College de France, we have Guillaume Kasperski (International Officer, Collège de France), Prof. Clément Sanchez (Chair "Chemistry of Hybrid Materials², Collège de France, host), Prof. Molly S. Shoichet, Mrs Vanessa Laufer (Director, International Relations, UoT), Jacques-Henri Gagnon (Head, Communications, Youth and Academic Relations, Embassy of Canada in France), Fevronia Novac (Canadian Cultural Centers, Academic relations). (© Collège de France / P. Imbert)
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University Professor
On Monday January 19th, 2015, President Meric Gertler and Provost Cheryl Regehr hosted a reception in honour of the University's newest appointees. Congratulations to Molly Shoichet on another poignant moment in your academic career.

International Innovation
Our collaborator, Dr. Cindi Morshead, discusses our stroke research in the publication "International Innovation". The journal provides the opportunity to communicate science and demonstrate impact and relevance to the wider community of stakeholders including funding agencies, scientists, government, and the general public.

Skulematters
Molly Shoichet is included as one of the six UofT engineers who is embracing entrepreneurship and commercialization.

Karolinska Tour
Shoichet lab hosts visitors from Karolinska Institute in November 2014.

Convocation: November 21, 2014
Congratulations to Katarina Vulic on successful completion of her PhD! We wish Katarina all the best at Novartis.
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November 21, 2014 Convocation
Molly speaks at Katarina's convocation on the importance of staying in the game and taking risks. We would also like to thank Lesa Holmes for the pic.
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Minister Mike Lake
The Honorable Minister Lake visits the Shoichet Lab and engages in a discussion on the importance of research.

Fall 2014 Rice University Bioengineering Seminar Series
Molly speaks at Rice University's bioengineering research centre in November 2014 where she met with Shoichet lab alumna, Meng Shi (centre), and Tony Mikos.

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.
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Science and Engineering Engagment
Congratulations to Professor Molly Shoichet who was named as Senior Advisor on Science and Engineering Engagement.
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Nature Outook on Stroke
Nature profiles the Shoichet lab's research on hydrogel drug delivery system. Mike Cooke demonstrates rapid gelation of HAMC hydrogel to Molly Shoichet.
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Global News
Shoichet lab featured on Global News with Catherine Lawrence where Dr. Christopher McLaughlin and Ms. Stephanie Fisher are examining LAM cells.

Ministry of Research and Innovation
Stem cell infographics, courtesy of the Ministry of Research and Innovation.

Centre for Commercialization and Regenerative Medicine
CCRM sits down with... Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto

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.

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.

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
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Canadian Stem Cell Foundation Blog
Drs. Molly Shoichet and Derek van der Kooy finding ways to cure blindness.

Alumni, Dr. Jeffrey Karp uses nature and the environment to bring his lab's science and research together.

Biomaterials
"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.
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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.
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Laugh Out LAM
On April 24, 2014, the Shoichet lab participated in Laugh out LAM – an event spearheaded by Catherine Lawrence to raise awareness and funding for a rare lung disease. Special thanks to Caley Taylor for the pictures.
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NSERC CREATE
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

ISSCR
Molly's seminar at ISSCR draws attention from the press.

Comic Vision
Supporting vision research, Molly Shoichet attends Comic Vision with collaborator, Prof Derek van der Kooy, and philanthropist, Mark Krembil.

Biomedical Materials
Highlights of Biomedical Materials, which contains a compilation of the best papers published within the last two years. Included is Molly's publication with Malgosia Pakulska and Brian Ballios.
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Edge Magazine
Molly Shoichet is featured in a special section on "Repairing the Brain" in the Winter 2013 issue of Edge Magazine.
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American Association for the Advancment of Science (AAAS) Molly Shoichet speaks at AAAS panel on stroke research. Here pictured with former grad student, Jeff Karp (Professor at Harvard Medical School), Julie Payette (Canadian Astronaut), Suzanne Fortier (President, NSERC) and Chad Gadfield (Present, SSHRC).
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Dr. Catherine Coleman
Dr. Catherine Coleman, NASA Astronaut, visited the Shoichet Lab after giving a seminar in the Lectures on the Leading Edge seminar series on January 9, 2013.
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Biomaterials Science welcomes Molly Shoichet and others to their Editorial Board.

Faculty of Medicine's Boundless Campaign
Brian Ballios and Nick Mitrousis are featured in the Faculty of Medicine's Boundless video

The 2012 Oxford Medtronics Lecture
Molly Shoichet gives the Medtronics Lecture at Oxford University - with MORE information found on page 6

Connaught Innovation Award
Molly Shoichet wins a Connaught Innovation Award

Society for Biomaterials
Molly Shoichet wins Clemson Award
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Cell-Cell Interactions in a Bioengineered Retinal Stem Cell Niche
Yukie Aizawa's Biomaterials' publication was featured in the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine's June 2012 newsletter.
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Net Results EXPRESS (NRx)
The April e-newsletter of UHN features a paper with the collaborative efforts of the Shoichet and Fehlings' laboratory, entitled Spinal Cord Injury: Reducing Inflammation with a Smart Material.
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Canada's Research Stars
In the March 27, 2012, issue of the Globe and Mail, Diana McLaren explains a new tool that tracks people in academia based on their H-index. And scoring on this chart, in the discipline of Biological Engineering, is Molly Shoichet.
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Innovative Delivery System for Protein Therapy
Katarina Vulic's J Am Chem Soc publication was featured in the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine's February 2012 newsletter.
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Ontario's Highest Honour
Molly Shoichet is named to Ontario's Highest Honour.
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American Assocation for the Advancement in Science
UofT faculty honoured by American Association for the Advancement of Science

3DCellCulture
Ryan Wylie's Nature Materials publication has recently been added to the specialized citation collection
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Brian Ballios, who is co-supervised by Shoichet and van der Kooy, has his research highlighted at the Ontario Science Center. The following video demonstrates a general strategy for repair of retinal injury or disease using stem cell-derived retinal cells.  These cells are transplanted in a biomaterial delivery vehicle that is injected just below the retina, directly under the site of damage. Our lab is developing strategies to encourage cell survival, migration and integration with host retina.

Toronto Standard
Discovering the Discovery District

Chemical Institute of Canada ~ Canadian Chemical News
A testament to Molly Shoichet's laurels and achievements
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Nature Material
Congratulations to Ryan Wylie for his paper published in Nature Materials and to Ryan Wylie and Karyn Ho for their artwork featured on the October 2011 cover.
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Graduate Student Featured in MacLean's
Congratulations to Malgosia Pakulska for winning a prestigious Vanier graduate scholarship.  Malgosia was featured in the national McLean's magazine and the Engineering website.
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Recipient of Collaborative Health Research Project Grants
Molly Shoichet is among four faculty members from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at UofT to receive support from Canada's new Collaborative Health Research Project (CHRP) program.
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Canada Foundation for Innovation
Molly Shoichet shares details of her life and passion, and how it has led to great advancement in tissue engineering and spinal cord injury repair.

Obstacles to Understanding the Brain
The Toronto Star, 21 November 2010, by Judy Gerstel, Toronto 'We know more about what is happening in the universe than between our ears' Judy Gerstel Special to the Star

Molly Shoichet, a biomedical scientist at the University of Toronto who holds the Canada research chair in tissue engineering, described a "growing momentum" in the bio-engineering field as collaboration increases between engineers, biologists, and surgeon scientists.

Using Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Immobolized on Agarose to Improve the Generation of Blood Progenitor Cells
Nafees Rahman's Biomaterials publication was featured in the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine's August 2010 newsletter.

On April 26, 2010, Molly Shoichet was honored by the Israel Cancer Research Fund. This is a luncheon to honor "women of action" and is a way for ICRF to raise funds to support Israeli scientists working on cancer projects.

• Molly Shoichet and her research was recently featured on NSERC's website. If your link should ever become broken, please click here.

• In September 2009 the University of Toronto launched a recruitment campaign featuring Faculty and graduate students. Professor Molly Shoichet, and one of our doctoral students, Douglas Baumann are among those featured. The footage shot during these interviews, edited to 30s commercial form, has appeared on national television. Longer versions have also been posted to You Tube by the University. Links to interviews with Professor Shoichet are given below. Additional footage and biographical information is available at www.thisisuoft.utoronto.ca.

    Douglas Baumann's interview:

Plus....

Student montage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNoAxN_wLIQ

Shoichet lab's research highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News


Molly Shoichet was awarded the Clara Benson Award at The Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. The award is in recognition of a distinguished contribution to chemistry by a woman while working in Canada. The conference and celebration took place in June 2009, in Hamilton.


• Molly Shoichet was profiled in the Pre-Sping 2008 issue of Lifestyles Magazine.

• A major Chinese channel (CCTV-10) went to visit several Canadian universities. In this video, UofT is featured. About 5 minutes into the video, we can see some of the members in our lab, including Molly, Meng, Laura, and Yukie (just to name a few).

• Molly Shoichet was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada with UofT colleagues

• Molly's public lecture to UTM alumni attracts the attention of the press....

• Molly Shoichet has the honour of becoming a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

• Molly Shoichet has been elected to the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada.  Election to Fellowship in the Society is the highest academic accolade in Canada that is available to scientists and scholars.  Molly's citation reads as follows, "Molly Shoichet is an innovative and influential scholar working at the interface of chemistry, biology and engineering who seeks to advance fundamental science, while at the same time translating this knowledge into advanced human health. Molly is internationally acclaimed and recognized for her outstanding research and leadership in these multi-disciplinary fields."

• Shoichet Research Team featured in the Spring 2008 issue of the University of Toronto Magazine for Advances in Spinal Cord Injury Repair Strategies


This photo commemorates a new investment in spinal cord injury that was made by the Premier of Ontario and the Rick Hansen Foundation, that was made on February 27, 2008. (Go to http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/ or click here for more info)


• On February 20, 2008, two of University of Toronto's Chemical-Engineering profesors, Molly Shoichet and Elizabeth Edwards became recipients of the Killam Fellowship Award. You can click here to see the feature done by Aisha Greene of The Varsity, or here for a link to the PDF file.

• In the January 12, 2008, issue of the Toronto Star, Peter Calami reports on the Canada Research Chairs program and its impact to professors in universities across Canada. In Peter's article, entitled "Brain drain? That's so nineties", the University of Toronto tops the list of universities to have professors being recipients for this prestigious program, and Molly Shoichet is highlighted as the "poster woman for a national success".

• Not only is it exciting to have Jordan Wosnick and Molly Shoichet's "Three-Dimensional Chemical Patterning of Transparent Hydrogels", appear in the 20th Anniversary volume of Chemistry of Materials, but the artwork of Ms. Hyun Joo Lee, was also featured on their front cover!

• In the January 5, 2008, issue of the Globe and Mail, Tenille Bonoguore gave an in-depth look at how Toronto - specifically within the University and College Streets area - is a mecca for Science. To get a pdf version of the article published on the Globe and Mail's website, please click here.

• A major focus of the 2007 year for the University of Toronto pertains to recruitment strategies. In one project, three students from our lab were invited to share their thoughts and impressions of UofT. Please click here to to get to the page with the links. Unfortunately we do not have direct links to these videos. You may also have to download either RealPlayer or Windows Media Player to view these.

• In March 2007, the Ontario Centre of Excellence made a great feature on Celebrating 20 years of Innovation and looking distinctly at the champions of innovation in Ontario. In pursuing this project, Molly was identified as being a leader in this field. Please click here
to learn how there is "Engineering Hope in the Laboratory and the Marketplace".

• Jordan Wosnick on laser photo-patterning of biomaterials, at the Functional Materials Symposium

• Molly is profiled in ACS Chemical Biology's August 18th 2006 issue of Ask the Expert feature.

• Dimpy Gupta's study was featured in the February 3, 2006 issue of Science

• Ying Luo's study was featured in the April 2004 issue Nature Materials - for a preview of the story, please click here.

• From The Times' special section on Life Sciences, featuring several professors at the University of Toronto.

• From BBC (UK) - Radio 4: Molly was featured on Radio 4's program, Leading Edge
Towards the left of the screen, there will be a box with the caption "Listen Again".
Please click on "Listen to 27 May" to hear the broadcast. Please Note: Real Player may be required to listen to this. Molly's excerpt is roughly between 13:09 and 18:04 of the 30 minute broadcast.

Canada Research Chairs Event

Canada Research Chairs event marking their 1000th chair.
Molly is in this photo with Rick Hansen. Also in the photo are
President Birgeneau and Dr. John Challis, VP, Research and Associate Provost
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Celebrations

Michael Sefton

Jeff Karp

Professorship

Celebrating w/ Chem-Eng

Celebrations at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel

2005

Awards and Distinctions

Congratulations to Meng Shi and Alex Goraltchouk on their prestigious awards

For a Good Cause

• Rick Hansen's Wheels in Motion - please click here to see some of the beautiful moments captured


TEDxToronto (October 2015)

TEDxToronto
• Here's Molly Shoichet's TEDxToronto talk:

The Future of Medicine is Personal


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• We would like to thank the photographer, Andrew Williamson, who has captured some beautiful shots of Molly as she was giving her presentation.
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Tanis Haas, editor of a health and wellness newsletter, MeDCAN, spoke to some speakers of TEDxToronto where she has shared how they stay healthy while making waves in their research and outreach.
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• This year, the theme of the 2015 conference is Thresholds.

• Molly Shoichet is interviewed by 680 News where she discusses her research which is to be featured at TEDxToronto.
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• TEDxToronto 2015 announces first round of speakers.
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Research2Reality
• Social media campaign aims to raise profile of Canadian research.
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• DiscovHer: How 1 researcher + 1 film-maker are making research a reality for 1,000s.
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• On Monday May 11, 2015, Molly Shoichet was interviewed by Matt Galloway of CBC Metro Morning.
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L'Oréal-UNESCO (March 2015)
Canadian Research, Molly Shoichet, wins L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award.

Molly Shoichet's portrait video

A Family Affair
In a November 2011 convocation, Mrs. Dorothy Shoichet received an honourary degree. Beside the photo, is her daughter, Dr. Molly Shoichet as the "beadle" from when her Mom received her honorary degree.
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• December 2016 - Congratulations to Jennifer Logie who successfully defended her PhD! Dr. Logie is now doing an internship at Hammock Pharmaceuticals.
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• October/November 2016 - 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.

• August 2016/September 2016- Shoichet Lab swells in summer 2016 with undergraduate researchers. Welcome to the lab: Niema Binth Mohammad, Leo Zhu, Martina Heinelt, Molly Lindway, Marc Goudge, Natalie Landon-Brace, Elliott Birman, Oriana Shaw, and Shorab Zand.
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• June/July 2016 - Congratulations! Leah Kesselman, Irja Elliott Donaghue, and Malgosia Pakulska celebrate after convocation with Molly Shoichet.
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• May 2016 - Congratulations to all the presenters at WBC2016. Our lab was well presented with both current graduate students, as well as former graduate students!

• April 2016 - Congratulations to Linyang Yu on successfully passing her PhD bypass exam.

• January 2016 - Congratulations to Irja Donaghue Elliott on successfully defending her PhD, as well as Leah Kesselman on her MASc.

• December 2015 - Congratulations to Malgosia Pakulska on successfully defending her PhD and securing a great job with Medicine by Design. We would also like to congratulate Samantha Payne on winning one of the three prizes awarded by the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine's (OIRM), for their Pitchfest competition. A video will be put together after the New Year and available in Spring...stay tuned!

• October/November 2015 - There are many to whom we wish to extend our congratulations. In awards, congratulations to Ellie Arnold on receiving the 2015 Cecil Yip Doctoral Research Award. Congratulations to Petro Czupiel and Jessica Ngai on their recent OGS scholarships. Congratulations to Stephanie Fisher, Anup Tuladhar and Samantha Payne who have all been awarded QEII Graduate Scholarships. We would also like to congratulation Jamie Parker who sucessfully completed his Master of Science in Chemistry. We wish Jamie great success in Law School her at UofT.

• July/August 2015 - The Shoichet Lab welcomes the following summer students: Shermaine Li, Jay Chi, Jill Harrop, Elliot Birman, and Molly Lindway.

• June 2015 - Congratulations to Shoichet Lab Alumnus, Prof Nic Leipzig, on his recent promotion to Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Akron! Also, our innovative hydrogel for cell transplantation to the eye and brain, co-led by Brian Ballios and Michael Cooke, garnered national and international attention.
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• March/April 2015 - There is a lot to celebrate in these last couple of months. Congratulations to Katarina Vulic on her new job at Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research. Congratulations to Priya Anandakumaran and Laura Smith on winning the prestigious NSERC CGSM! Congratulations to Ellie Arnold on winning a prestigious NSERC CGSD!

• January/February 2015 - We are delighted to welcome Dr. Vianney Delplace from Universite de Paris Sud to the Shoichet Lab as a post-doctoral fellow.

• November/December 2014 - Congratulations to Katarina Vulic who will receive her PhD at convocation on November 21 and to Karyn Ho who will receive her Masters in Biomedical Communications on November 19. Molly is super excited to be speaking at Katarina's convocation on November 21. Katarina is currently doing an internship at Novartis in Cambridge, MA and Karyn is working at Mechanisms in Medicine to develop visual patient education resources as a 3D animator and senior grants manager.

• October/November 2014 - We welcomed a number of students to our lab, who have also come with a number of awards: We welcome Linyang Yu and congratulate her on winning a prestigious Connaught Graduate Scholarship; we welcome Ellie Arnold to the lab and congratulate her for winning an NSERC CGSM scholarship; we welcome Jessica Ngai and congratulate her on winning an NSERC CREATE in M3 scholarship; congratulations also goes to Irja Donaghue Elliott and Katarina Vulic who have also won the this award. We also welcome Laura Smith to the lab.

• August/September 2014 - 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.

• January-February 2014 - We congratulate Dr. Shawn Owen, former post-doctoral fellow, who started as a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Utah. We would also like to congratulate 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; and to Dr. Karyn Ho, former PhD student, who was recently named a Vesalian Scholar.

• October-December 2013 - Congratulations to Yuanfei Wang for successfully defending her PhD! We wish Yuanfei all the best as she returns to work at Fletcher Spaght, Inc. We would also like to congratulate Anup on receiving the TPRM graduate student fellowship, Tobi for receiving the TPRM post-doctoral fellowship, and Mike for receiving the MITACs ELEVATE post-doctoral fellowship and inclusion in the Rotman school Creative Destructive Lab program.

• August/September 2013 - Congratulations to Brian G. Ballios, PhD on winning the prestigious Donnelly Centre thesis prize. Congratulations also to Priya Anandakumaran for winning undergraduate awards for her summer research from both IBBME for her oral presentation and UnERD for her poster presentation. Congratulations to Michael Cooke, PhD for winning a MITACs elevate post-doctoral fellowship and to Chris McLaughlin for winning a prestigious NSERC PDF.

• June/July 2013 - Congratulations to Brian G. Ballios, PhD who officially received his PhD at convocation in June 2013. We wish Brian best of luck as he continues his medical school training. Please also welcome the newest members of the Shoichet Group: Chris McLaughlin, PhD (post-doctoral fellow); Jamie Parker (Master's student); Ahil Ganesh (Master's student).

• May 2013 - Join me in congratulating Jackie Obermeyer for getting first prize in the IBBME poster competition in her category; Petro Czupiel for getting honourable mention in the IBBME poster competition in his category; Ahil Ganesh for winning an OGS; and Leah Kesselman for winning an NSERC CGSM.

• March 2013 - We congratulate Dr. Shawn Owen on winning the prestigious Controlled Release Society T. Nagai Postdoc Research Achievement Award.

• December 2012 - Congratulations to Daniel McLean who successfully defended his PhD at the department level and will return to defend his PhD at the University level in the new year. We wish Dan great success as he pursues a policy internship with Health Canada.

• October 2012 - Congratulations to Brian Ballios for successfully defending his PhD.  We wish Brian great success as he returns to medical school to finish his MD. And congratulations to Roger Tam and Karyn Ho for their cover art on the October 2012 issue of J Materials Chemistry. MORE

• September/October 2012 - Congratulations to Dianna Chan and Matt Caicco for successfully defending their Master's of Applied Science degrees.  We wish Dianna all the best as she embarks on her new career at Kraft and are delighted that Matt will stay to explore commercial properties of HAMC. And welcome the newest members of the Shoichet lab: Petro Czupiel, Dr. Tobi Fuehrman, Leah Kesselman, Jackie Obermeyer and Samantha Payne.

• August 2012 - Congratulations to Karyn Ho for successfully defending her PhD! We wish Karyn all the best as she dives into the world of Biomedical Communications. Congratulations also goes to Shawn Owen's paper in ACS Chemical Biology. It is in the top 10 most downloaded from ACS Chemical Biology in the last 12 months. MORE

• May 2012 - Congratulations to Brian Ballios for winning the first place price for science talks at the IMS Scientific Day. Congratuations also goes to Matt Caicco and Malgosia Pakulska for winning a travel award to this summers Controlled Release Society meeting; and for Anup Tuladhar on winning an OGS Scholarship. Well done to all!

• April 2012 - Congratulations to Jennifer Logie on winning an NSERC CGS-M! Also congratulations to Ryan Wylie on winning a Banting Post-doctoral Fellowship!

• February/March 2012 - Congratulations to Jiao Lu for successfully defending her Ph.D.! We wish Dr. Lu all the best as she pursues a post-doctoral fellowship in Japan at Kyoto University, under the supervision of Prof. Akiyoshi Kazunari; she is being hired by the Japan Science and Technology Agengy (JST). Also to congratulate are: Brian Ballios for having his paper on retinal stem cell differentiation to photoreceptors published in Biology Open; Jason Stanwick and Doug Baumann for their paper on the controlled release of anti-NogoA in Int. J. Pharmaceutics; and Ira Schmid has completed a 6-month exchange from Johannes-Gutenberg, Universitat Mainz, Germany and will return to her home institution

• January 2012 - Congratulations to Chelsea Nimmo and Karyn Ho for their cover art of Bioconjugate Chemistry. Also to congratulate are: Katarina Vulic for her innovative delivery system, published in JACS; Karyn Ho for her novel cancer delivery system, published in Biomaterials; Daniel McLean for his informative brain imaging system, published in J. Controlled Release; and Yuanfei Wang for her new local delivery system to the brain, published in Biomaterials

• November/December 2011 - Congratulations to Yukie Aizawa for successfully defending her PhD! We wish Yukie all the best as she returns to work at Kaneka. We congratulate Howard Kim, PhD; Ryan Wylie, PhD; Chelsea Nimmo, MSc; and Jason Stanwick, MASc, all of whom formally received their degrees at convocation in November.

• October 2011 - Congratulations to Ryan Wylie for successfully defending his PhD thesis. We wish Ryan continued success as he pursues a post-doctoral fellowship in Robert Langer's laboratory at MIT. We would also like to congratulate Doug Baumann, PhD, on his new job at Syngenta.

• September 2011 - Congratulations to three new graduates from The Shoichet Lab. Howard Kim successfully defended his PhD and is now pursuing a career at Bayliss Medical. Jason Stanwick successfully defended his MASc and is pursuing a career at Apotex. Chelsea Nimmo successfully presented her MSc and is now pursuing a law degree at McGill University. Congratulations to Howard, Jason and Chelsea and best of luck in their new careers.

• August 2011 - Shoichet lab undergraduates sweep prizes at the annual Undergraduate Engineering Research Day (UnERD) symposium. Anthony Vo won first prize in the afternoon podium presentation session and Joshua Budman won second prize in the morning podium presentation session. Congratulations to Anthony and Josh! We wish Anthony great success at the University of Ottawa where he begins medical school and Josh best of luck as he returns to John Hopkins for his third year of Biomedical Engineering


Sporting Life 10K

Sunday May 8th, 2016

• Members of the Shoichet lab celebrating together after completing the Sporting Life 10K Run.



Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Sunday October 19th, 2015


Rick Hansen, Wheels in Motion

Team Spirit award ceremony - Rick Hansen 2010

Finals - Rick Hansen 2010


Qualifiers - Rick Hansen 2010


2009

• Another successful day. Thank goodness the raining weather passed and brought in some needed sunshine.

2008

SBeRT have done it again!!

2007

• Another successful day was met when the Shoichet Bioengineering Research Team took part in the 2007 Rick Hansen's Wheels in Motion




• In 2007 the Shoichet Group won the Wheels in Motion Community Wheelchair Relay at the Docks in Toronto.  The large silver bowl and individual gold trophies (above) were awarded to the five members of our "A Team"; while both the A and B Teams received beautiful gift baskets for winning their respective heats.  In the finals the A Team won with a time of 2:44 while the B Team was fifth in 3:18.  In addition to the relay trophies the Shoichet Group also placed 2nd across Canada in the Community Relay Fundraising Category.

• Shoichet Group would like to thank SARSTEDT for financial support and MEDI-Chair and Shopper's Home Health Care for their expertise and generous donation of racing wheelchairs.  The Team would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to our friends, family, and colleagues for their support in 2007.

2006

• This year (June 2006), the Shoichet group put together a corporate team, Shoichet Bioengineering Research Team. Along with the excitement of creating a team, Molly and her son (Emerson) were quoted in the Toronto Star.

  • Please also find this beautiful thank you letter attached.


  • 2005

    • Rick Hansen's Wheels in Motion (June 2005) - please click here to see some of the beautiful moments captured.

    Celebrations

    University Appointments

    • Professorship

    Awards and Distinctions

    Congratulations to Meng Shi and Alex Goraltchouk on their prestigious awards

    Memories Shared

    • Please click here to enjoy some group celebrations that we've had


    • June 2016 - ShoichetLab alumnus, Prof Yen Wah Tong of NUS, returns to UofT for a seminar on peptide amphiphiles.
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    • May 2016 - This year's World Biomaterials Congress (WBC2016) was extra-special, as it brought together a Shoichet Lab Reunion.
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    • March 2016 - Congratulations to Dr. Jiao Lu (PhD 2012) and her husband who are proud parents of a baby boy. Yutaro Ohara was born on October 6, 2015.
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    • October 2015 - The Fall 2015 issue of interfaces, an Alumni & Industry Magazine of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, profiles alumna Laura Yu (PhD 2008)
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    • April 2015 - Congratulations to Dr. Katarina Vulic (PhD 2014). Katarina was recently offered the position of Senior Scientist at Novartis Insitutes for BioMedical Research. This comes off the heels of her having a relatively short intern placement at Novartis during which she excelled and she was also awarded a Novartis Spot Award. Her intern placement at Novartis is a position that she gained from being one of our first NSERC M3 award recipients!

    • July 2014 - Congratulations to Dr. Yuanfei Wang (PhD 2013). Yuanfei was recently offered the Life Sciences Consultant position at Putnam Associates, a Boston-based pharma-biotech strategy consulting firm.

    • July 2014 - Congratulations to Ms. Ankeeta Tadkase (BASc 2010), who has just graduated from medical school. She is now starting her residency in the Family Medicine department, University of Toronto.

    • April 2014 - Congratulations to Dr. Paul Dalton (PDF, 1999-2002), who together with his family have moved to Germany, where he has now taken on a Full Professor faculty position in Biofabrication at the University of Wuerzburg.

     
     

     

     

     

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