Shana Kelley, PhD
Dr. Shana Kelley is a Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kelley received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and was a NIH postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute.
Her research interests include the development of new technologies for clinical diagnostics and drug delivery. Dr. Kelley’s work has been recognized with a variety of distinctions, including being named one of ‘Canada’s Top 40 under 40′, a NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellow, and the 2011 Steacie Prize. She has also been recognized with the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award, a NSF CAREER Award, a Dreyfus New Faculty Award, and was named a “Top 100 Innovator” by MIT’s Technology Review.
A serial entrepreneur, Dr. Kelley has founded several molecular diagnostics companies, including GeneOhm Sciences (acquired by Becton Dickinson in 2005) and more recently, FACIT portfolio company Cellular Analytics.