Dr. Molly Shoichet
For winning mad science accolades: This University of Toronto research rock star won this year’s L’Oreal’s UNESCO Women in Science Award for studying how regenerative particles, such as stem cells, can help restore brain and nerve connections damaged by stroke, spinal cord injury and blindness. She also co-founded Research2Reality, a social media campaign to highlight the unsung work of Canada’s researchers. The Shoichet Lab’s official motto — “Solving Problems Together” — shows this superstar brainiac is wise to the real key to success.
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