Portrait of Peter Zandstra

Peter Zandstra

University Professor & Canada Research Chair, Stem Cell Bioengineering


Research Stream: Cell & Tissue Engineering

Laboratory Website:

Email: peter.zandstra@utoronto.ca | Tel: 416 978-8888 | Office: Donnelly Centre, 160 College Street, Room 1116

Main Appointments

Additional Appointments

  • Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
  • Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research (CCBR)

Research Interests

Dr. Zandstra’s work integrates engineering and biological approaches and has contributed to the development of clinically and industrially relevant and academically recognized technologies based on the design of bioprocesses for the growth and differentiation of adult and embryonic stem cells. Direct applications of this work include tissue and cellular engineering, gene therapy, and organ transplantation.

Stories & Media


Faces of BME

Jennifer, a PhD candidate from Dr. Peter Zandstra's lab, shares her passions outside of being a scientist.

Watercolor illustration made by Jennifer Ma, also the cover for research gallery of 2018

Research Gallery 2018

  • This commissioned piece is created for Dr. Nika Shakiba (IBBME 1T7) to portray her work and research interest in cell competition.