Alison McGuigan

University of Toronto
  • Erwin Edward Hart Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Alison McGuigan obtained her undergraduate degree in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Toronto, and completed post-docs at Harvard University and Stanford School of Medicine. She is a pioneer in the field of artificial tissue design as her work combines tissue engineering, computer chip fabrication methods, and developmental biology to assemble tissue systems for regenerative medicine and drug screening applications. Dr. McGuigan has published >100 papers, patents and abstracts and in recognition of her work has received numerous awards including the Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award, the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS-AM) Young Investigator award and in 2018 was appointment a member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Dr. McGuigan has also been recognized for her contributions to post-secondary training including the Alan Blizzard Award for excellence in collaborative university teaching and learning for her work with the Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (iLEAD).