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Professor, Impact Centre, University of Toronto

Cynthia Goh

Cynthia Goh is a Professor of Chemistry, cross-appointed to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Institute of Medical Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Her research centers on the interactions and properties of very large molecules, which has impact on nanotechnology, biomaterials and biodiagnostics.

Having co-founded eight companies with her students, Cynthia advocates the translation of scientific discovery to technology and products that benefit society, the training of scientist-entrepreneurs and the development of technology for low resource settings. She is the founder and Director of the Impact Centre, an institute that aims to bring science to society, and the inaugural Academic Director of University of Toronto Entrepreneurship. 

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