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The Ori Rotstein Lecture in Translational Research

The Ori Rotstein Lecture in Translational Research, named in honour of past IMS Director Dr. Ori Rotstein, presents current research being explored in the areas of surgery and translational medicine. Past lecturers include Connie Eaves, Paul, O’Byrne, Lyle Palmer , James E. Mitchell, Michael A. Matthay, Elliot Chaikof and Peter Liu.

This year’s lecture takes place on October 4, 2018 and features keynote speaker Dr. Molly Shoichet, University Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering at the University of Toronto. She will be speaking on “Harnessing the power of stem cells to repair the central nervous system”.

Her talk will be followed by an exciting panel discussion on the “Role of science in society and government” with panelists Drs. Ana Andreazza, Andreas Laupacis, Molly Shoichet, Andy Smith and Jim Woodget.

This event is open to the public. See full event details here. We hope to see you there!


In the fall of 2017 we were joined by Dr. Connie Eaves, Professor, Departments of Medical Genetics, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia as she discussed “The Rising Challenge and Thrill of Complexity in Biomedical Research”.

We spoke with Dr. Eaves about stem cell research and the important role women play as researchers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  Learn more in the video clips below:

Dr. Connie Eaves offers advice to graduate students:

On exciting innovations in stem cell research:

On women in STEM fields: