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Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME).

Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, IBBME) has been made Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

“I am honoured to be elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, alongside leading medical researchers and clinicians. Our goal is to translate our results to clinical application, which will the require expertise of the esteemed CAHS Fellows,” said Professor Shoichet.

Fellows elected to the Academy are international health and biomedical science leaders who have made significant contributions to the promotion of health science. Her research in regenerative medicine promotes tissue repair in patients suffering from traumatic spinal cord injury, stroke or blindness, and make her a valuable contributing member to this professional association.

For example, Professor Shoichet team stimulated resident stem cells in the brain to promote functional repair in stroke models. Her team also demonstrated enhanced cell survival and integration in the retina – two key issues required to overcome blindness.

“Congratulations to Professor Shoichet on becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Her passion in translating her research will only strengthen collaborations and the work coming out of her lab,” said Professor Grant Allen, Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry.

To date, Professor Shoichet has presented at 290 seminars, has 174 peer-reviewed papers, 31 patents, 31 prestigious awards, as well as major funding from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canada Foundation for Innovation, among many others.

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