B.Sc. (MIT), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Massachusetts).
University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Toronto.


Phone: (416) 978-1460
Fax: (416) 978-4317
Email: molly@chem-eng.utoronto.ca

Research Areas

Polymers, fluoropolymers, biomaterials, tissue engineering, cell-material interactions, advancing innovative polymeric drug delivery and tissue engineering solutions to problems arising as a result of either traumatic injury to the central nervous system or cancer. Focus is on stem cell guidance within defined 3-D matrices; injectable hydrogels for cell and biomolecule delivery; polymeric nanoparticles for targeted delivery.

Consulting Activity

Technical advice on polymers, implantable materials.


Molly Shoichet is an Associate Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. She obtained her S.B. (1987) in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.S. (1989) and Ph.D (1992) degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in Polymer Science and Engineering, specializing in surface modification.

Professor Shoichet is interested in polymers, biomaterials and tissue engineering, with particular emphasis on axonal guidance and nerve repair strategies, specifically for the spinal cord and peripheral nerve. Professor Shoichet’s research spans fundamental polymer synthesis – fluoroelastomers, biodegradable polymers – polymer processing – drug delivery – 3-D patterning – axonal guidance – cell-material interactions (i.e. chemotactic and haptotactic cues). Her research is predominantly experimental, with in vitro and in vivo testing. She has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals, and has been invited to give over 100 presentations. Professor Shoichet holds a Canada Research Chair and has won several awards including NSERC Steacie Fellowship, CSChE Syncrude Award, Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and CIAR’s Young Explorer Award.

Professor Shoichet provides advice on surface modification, cell-material interactions, biomaterials and tissue engineering strategies. She provides specialized testing and analysis services for polymers. Professor Shoichet is also available to provide advice on patents related to her fields of expertise.

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