Lauren Flynn

Associate Professor, Joint Appointment with The Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Ph.D. - Chem Eng & Applied Chemistry/IBBME, University of Toronto
B.A.Sc. - Engineering Science, University of Toronto

Dr. Lauren Flynn is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Anatomy & Cell Biology at The University of Western Ontario. Following her undergraduate degree in Engineering Science, Dr. Flynn completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto, investigating the design and characterization of natural bioscaffolds for adipose tissue engineering. In 2007, she joined Queen’s University as an Assistant Professor and was subsequently recruited to Western in 2014

The focus of Dr. Flynn’s research is on the development of cell-based regenerative therapies with adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (ASCs) and bioscaffolds derived from the extracellular matrix (ECM) for applications in soft connective tissue regeneration, wound healing, and therapeutic angiogenesis. Her interdisciplinary and translational research program involves collaborations with engineers, biologists, imaging scientists, and clinicians, and is funded by the CIHR, NSERC, and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Dr. Flynn was the recipient of an Early Researcher Award from the province of Ontario in 2012, and she is currently the Co-Director of the CONNECT! NSERC CREATE Training Program in Soft Connective Tissue Regeneration/Therapy.