Biography:Alison McGuigan is a Professor in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and the Institute for Biomedical Engineering at University of Toronto. She obtained her undergraduate degree from University of Oxford, her PhD from University of Toronto and completed Post Doctoral Fellowships at Harvard University and Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. McGuigan has received numerous awards including the 2013 TERMIS-AM Young Investigator Award, the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering he Hatch Innovation Award, and in 2018 was elected to the Royal Society of Canada-College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She serves on the executive leadership team of CFREF Medicine by Design program and on the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) incubation and outreach committee. She also serves on the editorial board of the journals “Cell Reports Methods” and “In Vitro Tissues”.