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Recent Publications

Adaptation of Antarctic Icefish Vision to Extreme Environments

Castiglione GM, Hauser FE, Van Nynatten A, Chang BSW
2023, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 10.1093/molbev/msad030

Cooperative virulence via the collective action of secreted pathogen effectors

Ruiz-Bedoya T, Wang PW, Desveaux D, Guttman DS
2023, Nature Microbiology, 10.1038/s41564-023-01328-8

Enhancer–promoter interactions can bypass CTCF-mediated boundaries and contribute to phenotypic robustness

Chakraborty S, Kopitchinski N, Zuo Z, Eraso A, Awasthi P, Chari R, Mitra A, Tobias IC, Moorthy SD, Dale RK, Mitchell JA, Petros TJ, Rocha PP
2023, Nature Genetics, 10.1038/s41588-022-01295-6

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Nick Provart

Professor and Chair

At CSB, our Professors create modern, interactive instruction for an engaged student body and our Sessional Lecturers provide a personal approach. Our exceptional students, post-docs and professors are recipients of prestigious honours. We will continue to produce outstanding discoveries that enhance and challenge our understanding of living organisms

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