Professor Alison McGuigan awarded Senior Scientist Award at 7th TERMIS World Congress

Professor Alison McGuigan has been honoured with the prestigious Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society Americas Chapters (TERMIS-AM) Senior Scientist Award. This esteemed award was presented to Professor McGuigan on the final day of the 7th TERMIS World Congress Conference, held from June 25-28 in Seattle, Washington. The Senior Scientist Award is conferred upon individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Professor Alison McGuigan has made pioneering advancements in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Her research focuses on developing innovative strategies for engineering functional tissues, particularly through the use of microfabrication techniques to control the cellular microenvironment. Her work has provided various examples of designing tissues for data acquisition which enables her team to understand novel rules of tissue behaviour in regeneration and disease.

Professor McGuigan’s interdisciplinary approach, combining principles from engineering, biology, and medicine, has led to numerous breakthroughs. She has published extensively in top-tier journals such as Nature Materials, and her research has been recognized with several high-impact grants and awards. Her dedication to advancing the field is also evident in her active participation in academic and professional communities, where she frequently shares her expertise and findings.

Beyond her research, Professor McGuigan is celebrated for her exceptional mentorship and leadership. She has guided numerous graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career researchers, fostering an environment of collaboration and innovation. Her mentorship has been instrumental in shaping the next generation of scientists and engineers, many of whom have gone on to achieve significant success in their own careers.

Professor McGuigan’s commitment to education extends beyond her lab; she is actively involved in curriculum development and has taught a variety of courses that bridge the gap between engineering and life sciences. Her ability to inspire and nurture young minds has made a lasting impact on her students and colleagues alike.

“Congratulations to Professor Alison McGuigan on receiving the TERMIS-AM Senior Scientist Award. This recognition is a testament to her outstanding contributions to the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. We are proud to have her as a colleague and celebrate her well-deserved achievement.” Said Professor Milos Popovic, Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Toronto.