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Molly Shoichet

Molly Shoichet

Professor Molly Shoichet OC FRS


Elected: 2019





Professor Molly Shoichet holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto and served as Ontario’s first Chief Scientist. She leads a laboratory of 24, has graduated 190 researchers, published 600+ papers, patents and abstracts and given 375+ lectures worldwide in the fields of regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and drug delivery. Together with her team, she invented a series of novel biomaterials, thereby advancing solutions to key challenges in these fields. She founded three spin-off companies, including AmacaThera, and is engaged in translational research. She is passionate about research communication and co-founded Dr Shoichet is the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureate, North America (2015), is an Officer of the Order of Canada, holds the Order of Ontario, is University Professor, Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and the first person to be a Fellow of Canada’s 3 National Academies. She graduated with a BSc from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1987) and a PhD from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Polymer Science and Engineering (1992).

Professional positions

University Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
University Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Chemistry
    • Chemistry, applied, Chemistry, biological, Chemistry, materials
  • Engineering
    • Engineering, chemical, Materials science (incl materials engineering)
  • Biochemistry and molecular cell biology
    • Cell biology (incl molecular cell biology)
  • Anatomy, physiology and neurosciences
    • Cellular neuroscience
  • Other
    • Science policy


Tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, central nervous system, 3D cell culture, cancer, drug screening, drug delivery, bioengineering, polymeric biomaterials, hydrogel chemistry

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