News & Info

We would like to thank #CFREF ‘Medicine by Design’ and the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine for funding our efforts to model the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy neuromuscular junction in a dish. 

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May 31, 2017

Congratulations to Mohammad and Haben for winning the best poster presentation award at the 8th annual Muscle Health Awareness Day (MHAD8).

May 26, 2017

Congratulations to Mohsen for being awarded the runner-up poster presentation award at iARC.

May 10, 2017

Check out Sadegh Davoudi’s recent book chapter that details a protocol to fabricate PEG hydrogels for muscle stem cell in vitro culture.

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April 11, 2017

Congrats to Jim Morrissey-Scoot for successfully defending his Master’s thesis work!

April 11, 2017

Aaryn Montgomery-Song earns 2nd place in the 2016 Molecular Genetics Undergraduate poster presentation competition! (I will send you a photo to go along with this announcement)

April 2017

The Gilbert Lab is incredibly grateful for recent funding support from the Human Frontiers Science Program to pursue an international collaboration aimed at expanding fundamental knowledge.

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March 27, 2017

Thank you to #NSERC for continued funding to support our collaborative project with StemCell Technologies (NSERC Engage Plus)!

February 27, 2017

Congrats to Professor Gilbert for being named a 2017 BMES-CMBE ‘Rising Star’ recipient. 

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January 9, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Gilbert for Tier II Canada Research Chair appointment in Endogenous Repair!

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December 2, 2016

Congratulations to Sadegh Davoudi for being awarded a graduate scholarship from the TOeP NSERC CREATE! 

December 1, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Gilbert for her new role as #OIRM Director of Education & Outreach! 

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September 15, 2016

Check out Dr. Gilbert’s latest review article entitled ‘Cellular adaptation to biomechanical stress across length scales in tissue homeostasis and disease’. 

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September 15, 2016

Congrats to Mohsen Afshar for his invitation to speak in the Plenary Session at the upcoming #TMM2016 in Whistler, BC.

September 01, 2016

Congrats to Dr. Gilbert for being awarded a 2016 Ontario Early Researcher Award.

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September 01, 2016

Check out Dr. Gilbert as she talks about skeletal muscle endogenous repair in her recent Research2Reality interview.

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September 01, 2016

Thank you to #CFREF Medicine by Design for funding our team to study skeletal muscle endogenous repair!

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August 2016

Congrats to Haben Abraha for being awarded a 2016 OGS Fellowship for his Master’s studies in the Gilbert Lab.

August 2016

Congrats to Jim Morrissey-Scoot for being awarded 2016 IBBME Wildcat and Cecil Yip Doctoral Fellowships to support his graduate studies in the Gilbert Lab.

August 2016

Congrats to Mohsen Afshar for being awarded 2016 OGS-VISA and IBBME Wildcat Fellowships to support his graduate studies in the Gilbert Lab.

August 2016

Congrats to Dr. Gilbert for rolling out her #iBEAM outreach initiative aimed at igniting Toronto 7th & 8th graders with a passion for Biomedical Engineering!

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August 2016

The Gilbert Lab is incredibly excited to be a part of the recently funded TOeP NSERC-CREATE led by our own Milica Radisic!

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August 2016

Check out our latest review entitled ‘Targeting the stem cell niche with therapeutic biomaterials’. 

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August 2016

A big THANK YOU to #NSERC for supporting our collaborative studies with Stem Cell Technologies with NSERC-ENGAGE funding.

May 01, 2016

Congrats to Mohsen Afshar who was awarded a 2016 #ISSCR Travel Award.

April 01, 2016

Congrats to Jing Yang (DSRO) and Helia Safaee (NSERC-USRA) for their success in attaining funding for their 2016 summer research in the Gilbert Lab.

March 2016

Congratulations to Mohsen, who won the ”Cells I See” grand prize!

Oct 27, 2015

Congratulations to Mohsen, who was awarded the Disease Model & Mechanism travel grant!

Oct 9, 2015

Congratulations to Richard, who successfully defended his master’s thesis today!

Sep 10, 2015

Congratulations to Aditya and Jing for being awarded UROP and DSRO summer undergraduate research fellowships

Apr 20, 2015

Congratulations to Richard and Mohsen for winning awards at TMC research day 2015

Feb 23, 2015

Congratulations to Mohsen Afshar for winning CIHR TPRM fellowship 2015

Jan 05, 2015

Highlights from the latest articles in  regenerative medicine

Aging unavoidably results in progressive decline of muscle strength, ultimately leading to compromised quality of life for the elderly. Read more…
Sep 15, 2014

“Stiffness”: A new piece to the breast cancer puzzle

A new study has linked the stiffness of breast tissue to the progression of a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. Read more…
Jun 03, 2014

Turning back the clock on aging muscles

A study co-published in Nature Medicine this week by University of Toronto researcher Penney Gilbert has determined a stem cell based method for restoring strength to damaged skeletal muscles of the elderly. Read more… 
Jun 03, 2014

Congratulations to Richard Cheng for winning TMC scholarship

Jun 03, 2014

Dr. Gilbert Interview – University of Toronto

Please follow this link to visit Dr. Gilbert’s interview at University of Tornoto Academic Appointments 2011-2012.
Jun 03, 2014