Solving important problems together

Welcome to the Shoichet Lab

"Our research program requires a cross disciplinary approach where aspects of engineering, chemistry, and biology are applied to the fields of Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery. We approach unsolved problems in medicine by creating a series of design criteria which we then use to formulate solutions."

The Numbers

291
Publications
26,806
Citations
139
Awards won
86
H-Index

Features

  • Connaught Innovation Award

    On March 10, 2020, Dr. Molly Shoichet joins nine of her colleagues in receiving the Connaught Innovation Awards to help accelerate the development and commercialization of their promising technologies. UofT News

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  • Feature of the Month

    February/March 2020 - The momentum continues with publications in the Shoichet Lab. Congratulation  with one paper that has recently been published, and another papers in press. Congratulations to all of the authors! Vianney Delplace, Alex Baker, Advanced Functional Materials Laura Bahlmann and Laura Smith, Advanced Functional Materials (invited perspective) Ellie…

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  • By raising lab coats to the rafters, U of T biomedical engineering lab celebrates its student MVPs

    Molly Shoichet and Laura Smith sit with Geoffrey Vendeville of UofT News, to share with him on how the Shoichet lab celebrates their students, and on the sense of community in our lab.  

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  • AmacaThera

    AmacaThera, a Toronto-based company commercializing hydrogel-based drug delivery platforms, has raised $3.25 million CAD in seed financing from Sprout BioVentures, Viva Biotech, and Grey Sky Venture Partners.  AmacaThera’s founding technology was discovered at the University of Toronto by Dr. Molly Shoichet, a leading expert on polymer design. AmacaThera envisions their proprietary…

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Recent Publications

  • Publication

    “Attenuated diphtheria toxin mediates siRNA delivery” Arnold AE; Smith LJ; Beilhartz G; Bahlmann LC; Jameson E; Melnyk R; Shoichet MS.  Science Advances, in press January 2020

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  • Publication

    “Non-swelling, ultra-low content inverse electron demand Diels-Alder hyaluronan hydrogels with tunable gelation time: synthesis and in vitro evaluation” Delplace V; Nickerson PEB; Ortin-Martinez A; Baker AEG; Wallace VA; Shoichet MS. 2020 Advanced Functional Materials, 1903978: 1-11;doi: 10.1002/adfm.201903978 Publication  

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  • Publication

    “Designer biomaterials to model cancer cell invasion in vitro: predictive tools or just pretty pictures?” Bahlmann LC; Smith LJ; Shoichet MS. 2020 Advanced Functional Materials (invited perspective), 1909032: 1-11; doi: 10.1002/adfm.201909032 Publication

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  • Publication

    “Injectable hydrogel enables local and sustained co-delivery to the brain: two clinically approved biomolecules, cyclosporine and erythropoietin, accelerate functional recovery in rat model of stroke” Tuladhar A; Obermeyer JM; Payne SL; Siu RCW; Zand S; Morshead CM; Shoichet MS. 2020 Biomaterials, 235: 119794; doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2020.119794 Publication

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