University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donelly Centre) has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
A renowned researcher and expert in the study of materials for drug delivery and tissue regeneration, Shoichet was recognized by the NAI for creating outstanding inventions that have made a positive impact on the quality of life and welfare of society.
“I’m so excited to be included among this august group of inventors. It’s truly an honour,” says Shoichet. “My researchers and I are motivated to make a difference and to advance fundamental discovery toward clinical impact.”
Shoichet and her team of researchers use a cross-disciplinary approach that applies engineering, chemistry and biology to design innovative solutions to medical challenges. Through the work of this group, and of spinoff companies such as AmacaThera — a clinical-stage biotechnology company based on research from The Shoichet Lab — the team is transforming therapeutics to make them more effective.