Sept. 28, 2017
- Professor Molly S. Shoichet of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry and the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, was the featured guest speaker for the 16th annual Fredrickson Lecture on Thursday, September 28. Shoichet’s seminar, “3D Hydrogels Emulate the Cellular Microenvironment in Models of Cancer” described how a 3D cell culture heightened understanding of both cell invasion and cell viability, thereby providing insight that is inherently unavailable with traditional 2D cell culture. Using well-defined hyaluronan-based hydrogels, researchers investigated both breast cancer and lung cell invasion and their response to different therapeutic treatments.
Shoichet (center) received a commemorative Fredrickson Lecture plaque and is shown with CEMS faculty members after her lecture including (from left) department head Dan Frisbie, Kenneth Keller (professor emeritus), Arnie Fredrickson (professor emeritus), Benjamin Hackel, Efie Kokkoli, and Samira Azarin.
The Fredrickson Lecture was established in 2001 to honor Professor Emeritus Arnold (Arnie) Fredrickson upon his retirement and foster broader intellectual interaction between undergraduate and graduate students.