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.
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. MORE
3DCellCulture Ryan Wylie's Nature Materials publication has recently been added to the specialized citation collection MORE
Ontario Science Centre
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.
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. MORE
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. MORE
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.
Israel Cancer Research Fund - Women of Action | Recognition Video
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 onNSERC'swebsite. If your linkshould ever become broken,pleaseclick 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 atwww.thisisuoft.utoronto.ca.
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.
• 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 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."
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".
• 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.
• Rick Hansen's Wheels in Motion - please click here to see some of the beautiful moments captured
• 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 got her honoary degree.
Feature of the Month Archive
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 inBiomaterials; Daniel McLean for his informative brain imaging system, published inJ. Controlled Release; and Yuanfei Wang for her new local delivery system to the brain, published inBiomaterials
• 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
• April 2012 - Congratulations to Jennifer Logie on winning an NSERC CGS-M! Also congratulations to Ryan Wylie on winning a Banting Post-doctoral Fellowship!
• 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!
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• March 2013 - We congratulate Dr. Shawn Owen on winning the prestigious Controlled Release Society T. Nagai Postdoc Research Achievement Award.
Rick Hansen, Wheels in Motion
Team Spirit award ceremony - Rick Hansen 2010
Finals - Rick Hansen 2010
Qualifiers - Rick Hansen 2010
• Another successful day. Thank goodness the raining weather passed and brought in some needed sunshine.
• SBeRT have done it again!!
• 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.
• 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.