Cell and Developmental Biology

Cell and Developmental Biology courses provide a thorough understanding of the scientific fundamentals and methodologies of contemporary cell and developmental biology.

 

Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Accili, Eric molecular mechanisms responsible for cellular pacemaking behavior
Allan, Douglas Nervous system
Auld, Vanessa Cell; Neurogenesis and Gliogenesis; Developmental Genetics; Molecular Genetics; 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
Beristain, Alexander Guillermo Healthy Starts; cellular and molecular processes that direct trophoblast cell biology in early placental development; Examining the A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase (ADAM) family in trophoblast biology; Examining the effects of obesity-associated inflammation on the maternal-fetal interface; Identifying gene expression differences in subpopulations of trophoblasts in normal and pathological pregnancies
Cembrowski, Mark Steven Molecular neuroscience; Mathematical modelling and simulation; Mechanisms of memory in the brain; Anxiety; Big Data; Bioinformatics; Cell types; Computation; CRISPR-Cas9; Fear; Genetics; modeling; Neural circuits; neuroscience; Neuroscience of memory; PTSD; RNAseq
Conibear, Elizabeth Molecular Genetics; Cell Signaling and Cancer; Genomics and Proteomics; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Membranes; Enzymes and Proteins; Parkinson's Disease; Protein Palmitoylation; Vesicle Trafficking
Coombs, Daniel Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; Mathematics; Epidemiology; Mathematical biology; Cell biophysics; Immune cell signalling; Disease models
Edelstein-Keshet, Leah Mathematics; Modelization and Simulation; Cell Signaling; Cell Signaling and Cancer; Differential Equation; cell polarity, cell migration, developmental and cellular biology; swarming and aggregation; Rho GTPases
Gold, Michael understanding cell signaling, morphology, trafficking, and effector function of immune cells and tumour cells
Gordon, Michael Neuronal Systems; neuroscience; Neural circuits; Sensory systems; Feeding; Taste; Gustation; Drosophila; Chemosensation
Haas, Kurt Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration; Neurological Diseases; Genetics of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases; Neuronal and Synaptic Activity; Neuronal Systems; Neuronal Modeling; Neuronal Communication and Neurotransmission; Autism; Epilepsy; Synaptic Plasticity; Dendritogenesis; Brain Circuit Development; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Neuronal Computation
Hakkinen, Lari Cell Therapy; Cell Signaling; Connective Tissue; Wound Healing; Tissue regeneration; Fibroblasts, MSC; Extracellular matrix; Cell to cell communication; Oral mucosa and skin
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 Embryonic Development; Genomics; Heart Valve / Valvular Diseases; Liver; Stem Cells and Organogenesis; Developmental Genetics; 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
Kieffer, Tim Diabetes
Kopp, Janel Pancreas; Pancreatic cancer; Pancreatic development; Modeling cancer
Lange, Philipp Cell Signaling and Cancer; Bioinformatics; Proteomics; pediatric cancer; post translational protein modification; personalized medicine; mass spectrometry
Lansdorp, Peter Cellular Division; Cellular Aging; Stem Cells and Organogenesis; Applied Genetics; Complex Trait Genetics; Gene Regulation and Expression; Genetic Diseases; Cellular Degeneration; Telomeres; DNA replication, epigenetics and stem cells; Telomeres, genomic instability, aging and cancer; Application of single cell Strand-seq in precision medicine
Li, Xin Molecules in plants, plants defence against pathogen infection, plant genes
Lim, Chinten James Cell Signaling and Cancer; Leukemia; Immunotherapy; Chemotherapy; 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; Cell Signaling; Apoptosis; Imaging; Pancreatic beta-cell function and failure; Mitochondrial physiology; Lysosomal physiology; Cell calcium signalling; Cell stress signalling; Mechanisms of cell death; autophagy; fluorescence microscopy
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 Cancer; Hereditary Cancer; Cell division; Cell migration; Differentiation; Cell polarity
Mizumoto, Kota Cell and Developmental Biology
Moore, Edwin D Cardiovascular
Moritz, Orson Mechanisms underlying genetically inherited forms of blindness
Moukhles, Hakima Muscle cells
Murphy, Timothy Neuronal Systems; brain imaging; stroke; depression; Autism
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
O'Connor, Timothy Identification of small molecules that stimulate neurite outgrowth and regeneration Examination of the role of semaphorins during embryonic development
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
Raymond, Lynn Huntington's Disease
Richman, Joy Marion Embryonic Development; Cell Signaling; Congenital Anomalies; Growth Factors; 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
Roskelley, Calvin Breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Samuels, Anne Lacey plant cell biology; plant cell walls
Sugioka, Kenji Basic medicine and life sciences; Cell division; Animal morphogenesis; Cytoskeletal dynamics
Tanentzapf, Guy How cell adhesion contributes to muscle function, and stem cell biology
Taubert, Stefan Molecular Genetics; Genomics; Genetics of Aging; Metabolism; Stress and Cancer; Stress; Gene Regulation and Expression; Toxin and Toxicant Metabolism; Transcription; Gene regulation; Stress responses; Hypoxia; Aging; Diabetes; C. elegans; Mouse; beta cells
Underhill, Michael Musculoskeletal diseases, transcription factors, growth, cytokines, retinoid signalling pathway in chondrogenesis, osteogenesis, phenotype
Viau, Victor Understanding the central bases of social- and gender-based differences in stress reactivity
Vogl, A Wayne Nervous system connectivity and communication
Vora, Siddharth Oro-Dental Disorders; Craniofacial Biology; Developmental biology; Orthodontics; Cleft lip and/or palate; Tooth development

Stories

Geoffroy Noel

Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Developmental Biology (PhD)

Arlo Adams

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Developmental Biology (PhD)

Perveen Biln

Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Developmental Biology (PhD)

Jigyasa Verma

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Developmental Biology (PhD)

Lianna Wat

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Developmental Biology (PhD)