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Dr Heather McFarlane joins Cell & Systems Biology as Professor and Canada Research Chair in Plant Cell Biology

Dr Heather McFarlane has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology starting July 1st, 2019. Professor McFarlane’s research aims to uncover the mechanisms by which plants sense and respond to the status of the cell wall, with the goal of modifying plant cell walls to advance sustainable agriculture, … Read More

First events in stem cells becoming the specialized cells needed for organ development revealed by the Mitchell Laboratory

The Mitchell laboratory has revealed the very first step in mouse stem cells turning into the organs of the body. Precise experiments by Dhaliwal, Abatti and Mitchell expose the stability of the KLF4 protein as crucial to KLF4’s ability to activate genes. These findings implicate protein stabilization as a major factor in maintaining control of … Read More

Professor Melody Neumann has developed Team Up!, an innovative application for use in the classroom

Cell & Systems Biology Professor Melody Neumann is a leader in technology innovation in the classroom. For the past five years, she has been developing Team Up!, an online learning tool that facilitates active learning and group work. Initially she developed this app for virtual breakout rooms in CSB201, an online course intended to provide … Read More