May Griffith

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Research Axis  Vision Health
Research Unit  Development of biomimetic materials


  • Full Professor


  • 1997: MBA, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 1990-93 MRC Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology,
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth D. Hay)
  • 1989-90 MRC and Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Post- doctoral fellow, Department of Physiology, University of Alberta , Edmonton, Canada (Supervisor: Dr. Esmond J. Sanders)
  • 1990: PhD, University of Toronto, Dept. of Anatomy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1985: MSc, University of Toronto, Dept. of Zoology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1984: BSc, University of Toronto, Zoology and Human Biology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


    • International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM Nanomedical Technology Medal of Year (2011) contributions to integrative nanomaterials and regenerative medicine (2011)
    • Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) Life Sciences Research Award (2007)
    • Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 (2001)
    • Premier’s Research Excellence Award (2000)
    • Young Researcher of the Year, University of Ottawa (2000)
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada -Women’s Faculty Award (1993 - 1998)


      • Fiona Simpson, Research Associate 


      • Our overall objective is to develop new biomimetic materials that support the regeneration of diseased or damaged corneas as an alternative to the use of human donor allograft corneas, which are in short supply in many countries, for transplantation.

      Selected papers

      Complete list of Dr Griffith's publications (PubMed)