Canty wins "Women in Technology" award

Mary Canty works in the lab of Professor Mark Ehrensberger.

This year's "Women in Technology" award winner Mary Canty conducts research in UB's Orthopaedics Research Lab under the direction of Mark Ehrensberger, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and director of the lab.

by Emily Sugarman

Published July 6, 2017

Mary Canty, a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, won the Women in Technology Award from Info Tech WNY at its Buffalo Emerging Technology Awards Showcase event, known as the BETAS.

Mary Canty at the BETAS.

Mary Canty shows off her award at the Info Tech WNY BETAS.

She was among twelve influential people and organizations in Buffalo to be honored for their groundbreaking work and contributions to the greater Buffalo-Niagara community.

According to Info Tech WNY, the BETAS "recognize and celebrate WNY's organizations and individuals that set the standard for technological innovation and implementation, workplace culture, and industry activism."  

Canty's cutting-edge research, which may one day lead to the development of new medical technologies in Buffalo, also led to her selection as one of twenty-five UB students to receive the prestigious Prosperity Fellowship for the 2017-2018 year. This is the third year she has been selected.

A Buffalo native, Canty earned her BS in biomedical engineering from UB in 2014, and later that year, she was awarded the Department of Biomedical Engineering Presidential Scholarship.

As a PhD student at UB, Canty is a member of the Kenneth A. Krackow Orthopaedics Research Lab, where she studies orthopaedic implant infection. Her research focuses on novel techniques to prevent orthopedic implant associated infections, such as voltage-controlled electrical stimulation of titanium implants. Her advisor is Mark Ehrensberger, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and director of the lab.

Canty's "Women in Technology Award" inspires women in the scientific UB community to excel academically, act on their curiosity and passions, and devote themselves to a worthy cause.

The University at Buffalo's Department of Biomedical Engineering is a joint program between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.