J. Paul Santerre, PhD

University of Toronto


Professor J. Paul Santerre has published more than 175 peer reviewed publications and is a listed inventor on more than 60 patents in the area of medical polymers, biodegradation, protein and blood interactions with surfaces, surface modification, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery. This research has led to the training of greater than 60 graduate students, multiple postdoctoral fellows and greater than 100 undergraduates, and more than $45M Cdn in grant funding. He is a professor at the University of Toronto, and co-director of the Health Innovation Hub at the University of Toronto (a student focused entrepreneur training co-curricular program with more than 70 client health science and biomedical engineering start-up companies to date). He is a co-founder of Interface Biologics and current CSO for the company. He has received several awards for his innovation and industry related activity including the Governor General’s award for Innovation and the Professional Engineers of Ontario Entrepreneurship Award in 2017. He has recently been awarded with the new Baxter Chair for Health Technology & Commercialization.