Biomaterials & Devices Platform
Professor, Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Chemistry and Biomaterials, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Shoichet received her B.Sc. 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).
Dr. Molly Shoichet is an expert in studying the properties of polymers that promote healing and provide a framework for tissue regeneration in the body. She holds the NSERC Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering and is Professor of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Chemistry and Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Before being recruited to the University of Toronto in 1995, Dr. Shoichet worked at CytoTherapeutics Inc. on encapsulated cell therapy.
Dr. Shoichet is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and has received numerous awards including the Premier’s Research in Excellence Award, Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and the Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowship. She has extensive industrial experience – as Vice-President, Founding Scientist and Director of BoneTec Corporation from 1998-2003, President, CSO and Founding Scientist of Matregen Corp. and Director of the Chemical Engineering Research Consultants Ltd., where she has acted as a consultant to several major companies. Throughout her productive career, Dr. Shoichet has published over 140 papers, garnering over 2500 citations and an h-index of 29, and has 30 filed patents (published and pending) on drug delivery and scaffold design.
Dr. Shoichet is highly active within the scientific community. She has given over 230 invited lectures, is a member of several editorial boards, including for the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research and Biomaterials, and is a member of several committees and review panels. She is also active in training highly qualified personnel; having taught several graduate and undergraduate courses, and has trained 13 postdoctoral fellows and 46 graduate students, many of whom have gone on to independent scientific careers in industry or academia.