Molly Shoichet

Molly Shoichet

Molly Shoichet - uses engineering & chemistry to answer questions in biology

Field of Study: Engineering

“Sometimes it feels like everything we do is risky as we’re trying to use engineering and chemistry to answer questions in biology... Without fear, we begin to answer these questions and achieve success.”

Molly Shoichet holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering at the University of Toronto, and is Senior Advisor on Science & Engineering Engagement to U of T's President Gertler. She has published over 500 papers, patents and abstracts, and given over 350 lectures worldwide in the fields of regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and drug delivery. She currently leads a laboratory of 30 and has graduated 162 researchers. Dr. Shoichet is the only person to be a Fellow of Canada’s three National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Health Sciences and she was named the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate, North America for 2015.

She holds the Order of Ontario, is a University Professor, and a Foreign Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1987) and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Polymer Science and Engineering (1992).  We are pleased to announce Dr. Shoichet as the recipient of the 2017 Canada Council Killam Prize in Engineering.