Cell and Developmental Biology

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Accili, Eric molecular mechanisms responsible for cellular pacemaking behavior
Allan, Douglas Nervous system
Auld, Vanessa development, nervous system, permeability barriers, glia , cell biology , genetics, in vivo imaging, epithelia
Bamji, Shernaz synapse biology, primary neuronal cultures, transgenic mouse models, neurodevelopmental disease
Clee, Susanne Michelle Obesity and diabetes are world-wide epidemics
Conibear, Elizabeth Molecular pathways, cellular transportation, Alzheimer's, lysomsomal storage diseases, yeast genetics
Coombs, Daniel Mathematical biology, Cell biophysics, Immune cell signalling, Disease models
Gold, Michael understanding cell signaling, morphology, trafficking, and effector function of immune cells and tumour cells
Gordon, Michael Neuroscience, Neural circuits, Sensory systems, Feeding, Taste, Gustation, Drosophila, Chemosensation
Haas, Kurt Autism, Epilepsy, Synaptic Plasticity, Dendritogenesis, Brain Circuit Development, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neuronal Computation
Hakkinen, Lari Wound healing, Tissue regeneration, Fibroblasts, MSC, Extracellular matrix, Cell to cell communication, Oral mucosa and skin
Hammond, Geoffrey Lewis Steroids in growth and development, reproductive health, nutrition
Hoffman, Bradford Understanding how the genes critical to endocrine pancreas development, as well as ?-cell function and proliferation are regulated is essential for the development of novel strategies for the production of insulin-secreting cells, and for improving the efficacy of available transplantable material.
Hoodless, Pamela Embryology, Transcriptional regulation, Epigenetics, Heart valve formation, Liver development
Johnson, James diabetes, hormones, cell biology, signal transduction, apoptosis or programmed cell death, heart failure, heart disease, calcium signalling, pancreatic cancer, obesity, longevity, imaging, Causes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes at a molecular level discovery of genes and associated gene networks linked to diabetes risk and by known risk factors that predispose individuals to diabetes
Keshet, Leah cell polarity, cell migration, developmental and cellular biology, swarming and aggregation, Rho GTPases
Kieffer, Tim Diabetes
Kopp, Janel Pancreas, Pancreatic cancer, Pancreatic development, Modeling cancer
Li, Xin Molecules in plants, plants defence against pathogen infection, plant genes
Lim, Chinten James tumour cell biology, mechanisms of drug resistance, integrin cell adhesion and migration, tumour microenvironment, pediatric oncology
Loewen, Christopher Membranes and Organelles, Lipid Signalling, Lipid Traffic, Membrane Contact Sites, Genetic Networks, Systems Biology, Super Resolution Microscopy, Cell Polarity, Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi, Membrane Diffusion Barriers, Cell Biology, Autism, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Cancer Cell Metabolism
Luciani, Dan Diabetes, Pancreatic beta-cell function and failure, Mitochondrial physiology, Cell calcium signalling, Cell stress signalling, Mechanisms of cell death
Lynn, Francis diabetes, ß-cell development, ß-cell biology, Human pluripotent stem cells, CRISPR/Cas, transcriptional regulation
Matsubara, Joanne Aiko Alzheimer's, age-related macular degeneration
Matsuuchi, Linda Cell signaling of specific membrane receptors, combining aspects of Cell Biology, Immunology , Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Maxwell, Christopher Hereditary Cancer, Cell division, Cell migration, Differentiation, Cell polarity
Moerman, Donald Formation and function of muscle
Moore, Edwin D Cardiovascular
Moritz, Orson Mechanisms underlying genetically inherited forms of blindness
Moukhles, Hakima Muscle cells
Murphy, Timothy Strokes
Nabi, Ivan Robert Intracellular signaling during neurite outgrowth and sprouting, Identification of small molecules that stimulate neurite outgrowth and regeneration, Examination of the role of semaphorins during embryonic development
Naus, Christian Role of gap junctions in neural development and disease, including consequences of connexin mutations on gap junction structure and function, role of these intercellular channels in diagnosis of disease and development of novel therapeutic strategies
O'Connor, Timothy Identification of small molecules that stimulate neurite outgrowth and regeneration Examination of the role of semaphorins during embryonic development
Pallen, Catherine Childhood Cancer & Blood Research, protein tyrosine phosphatases in cell signalling, health, and disease
Pante, Nelly Molecular trafficking pathways within the cell
Ramer, Matthew Pain, Plasticity, Regeneration, Sensory neurons, Sympathetic neurons
Rankin, Catharine Effects of experience early in development on adult behaviour and the nervous system, adult learning and memory
Richman, Joy Marion Developmental biology, craniofacial development, Evo-Devo, reptilian tooth development, chicken embryo limb development, orofacial clefting
Rideout, Elizabeth Sex differences, Metabolism, Cell Signaling Pathways, Development, Lifespan and Aging, Stress Responses, Drosophila melanogaster
Roskams, Angela Jane Alzheimer's, cellular development, degeneration and regeneration in the olfactory system
Roskelley, Calvin Breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Samuels, Anne Lacey plant cell biology, plant cell walls
Tanentzapf, Guy How cell adhesion contributes to muscle function, and stem cell biology
Taubert, Stefan Transcription, Gene regulation, C. elegans, Metabolism, Aging, Stress responses , Molecular Genetics, Mouse
Underhill, Michael Musculoskeletal diseases, transcription factors, growth, cytokines, retinoid signalling pathway in chondrogenesis, osteogenesis, phenotype
Vogl, A Wayne Nervous system connectivity and communication
Yeung, Sonia Ocular surface stem cell transplantation for limbal stem cell disease; Alternate sources for ocular surface stem cell transplantation; Limbal stem cell imaging and niche studies; Long-term gene expression in ocular stem cells for therapeutics