Dr. Molly S. Shoichet presents Engineering Personalized Medicine.
We have personal trainers and tailored suits, why don’t we have personalized medicine?
With exogenous stem cells for transplantation and endogenous stem cells for stimulation, we have an opportunity to invent medical treatments that will stop and reverse disease instead of merely treating the symptoms of disease.
Shoichet is a professor in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. She holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering at the University of Toronto. She has published over 480 papers, patents and abstracts and has given over 310 lectures worldwide. She currently leads a laboratory of 25 and has graduated 134 researchers. She founded two spin-off companies and is actively engaged in translational research and science outreach. Dr. Shoichet is the recipient of many prestigious distinctions and the only person to be a Fellow of Canada’s 3 Nat’l Academies.
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