May 28, 2019 | By Qin Dai
On May 27th, the IBBME Annual Research Conference (IARC) celebrated its 35th year. Since its inception in 1985, IARC aimed to showcase research done by diverse set of scientists across the Institute: let it be researchers who are growing artificial organs for drug testing; field researchers who bring disease diagnostic tools to third world countries; and engineers who work with clinicians on designing assistive and rehabilitation technologies for those in need. These research topics are conducted in collaboration with numerous hospitals across Toronto, including with Medicine by Design, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, and MaRS.
Led by Laura Bahlman (Shoichet lab) and Elana Sefton (Popovic & Morshead lab), the conference also featured talks by Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic (Columbia University), Dr. Kathleen Cullen (Johns Hopkins University), and Dr. Melissa Moore (Moderna TX).