Dr Paul Santerre has been appointed the Baxter Chair of Health Technology and Commercialization, created through a $2.5 million -investment by the Baxter Corporation to the University Health Network to drive entrepreneurship and commercialization initiatives at both the University Health Network and the University of Toronto. Read more about his appointment here.
Supported by an IBBME Wildcat Voyageur Scholarship, PhD candidate Jeremy Antonyshyn attends the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science in Miami, Florida to present his research on the endothelial plasticity of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells.
Funded by an IBBME Wildcat Voyageur Scholarship and a Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement through the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship, PhD candidate Meghan Wright conducted 6-month research exchange at Harvard Medical School where she had the opportunity to apply a novel microscopy technique to her research. Read about her experience here.
Thank you to our summer students for all your hard work this summer!
Santerre Lab members Michael Lagowski, Eric Tawagi, and Xiaoqing Zhang will be going to Winnipeg to present at the 2017 Canadian Biomaterials Society annual meeting.
Congratulations to Dr. Santerre for receiving the Governor General's Innovation Award.
Yasaman Delaviz and Meghan Wright travelled to Minneapolis, Minnesota to take part in the Society for Biomaterials annual conference last week.
Congratulations to past summer student Jonathan Yu for winning first place for his poster at the Dentistry Research Day!
Dr. Paul Santerre was a recipient of the 2016-2017 Connaught Innovation Award for ReFilx, a biodegradable breast tissue filler product.
The new cardiac patch project made possible by the interdisciplinary Translational Biology and Engineering Program (TBEP) has gained attention from the University of Toronto community.
Santerre lab member and PhD transfer candidate Eric Tawagi is the lab's first winner of a Heart & Stroke/Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence Studentship award, valued at $15,000 CAD. Eric's project involves developing polyurethane nanoparticles for delivery of growth factors to ischemic vascular tissue.
Congratulations are also in order for Eric as he has recently been elected as the U of T Biomedical Engineering Students Association (BESA) Vice President of Professional Development! He's looking to communicating with IBBME alumni for career development events.
This summer, IBBME launched an outreach program for students entering Grades 8 and 9 called iBEAM, or IBBME Biomedical Engineering and Me.