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Shana Kelley, Ph.D.

University of Toronto

New Technologies for Rapid Bacterial Identification and Antibiotic Resistance Profiling

Shana Kelley, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON


Shana Kelley is a distinguished professor of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences and biomedical engineering at the University of Toronto. Kelley received her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Research Institute.

The Kelley Research Group works in a variety of areas spanning chemical biology and nanotechnology. Her work focuses on the development of devices and molecular probes that allow biology to be investigated in new ways. The group has advanced new solutions for ultrasensitive biomolecular detection, rare cell analysis and intracellular molecular targeting. 

Kelley is the 2016 SLAS Innovation Award winner and she and her work have 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, the 2011 Steacie Prize and the 2016 NSERC Brockhouse Prize. She also has 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 also named a Top 100 Innovator by MIT’s Technology Review. She is a founder of two molecular diagnostics companies, GeneOhm Sciences (acquired by Becton Dickinson in 2005) and Xagenic Inc. and an inventor on > 50 patents.


SLAS publishes two MEDLINE-indexed journals and accepts manuscripts on an ongoing basis from members and non-members.  > READ MORE

March 22, 2017