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

Baker, McLean and Wang aren’t exactly household names but they have a special place in the memories of researchers in University Professor Molly Shoichet’s (ChemE, IBBME) lab.

They’re among the former University of Toronto PhD student all-stars whose names appear on the back of lab coats hanging from pillars in Shoichet’s laboratory on the fifth floor of the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research.

For 15 years and counting, Shoichet and her students have celebrated PhD candidates who successfully defend their theses by unveiling a white coat with their name and graduation year on the back. Then they hang the spotless lab coats in the same way the Maple Leafs and other sports teams raise a veteran player’s jersey to the rafters. Read the full U of T Engineering News story.