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The Department of Cell & Systems Biology (CSB) advances research and teaching in the most dynamic and vital areas of biological research

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Meet our Faculty

Explore who’s behind our latest outstanding publications.

Professor Arneet Saltzman

Arneet Saltzman

Assistant Professor

Professor Heather McFarlane

Heather McFarlane

Assistant Professor

Professor Ulrich Tepass

Ulrich Tepass


Recent Publications

Elevated tyrosine results in the cytosolic retention of 3‐deoxy‐ d ‐arabino‐heptulosonate 7‐phosphate synthase in Arabidopsis thaliana

Kanaris M, Poulin J, Shahinas D, Johnson D, Crowley VM, Fucile G, Provart N, Christendat D
2021, The Plant Journal, 10.1111/tpj.15590

Usher syndrome type 1-associated gene, pcdh15b, is required for photoreceptor structural integrity in zebrafish

Miles A, Blair C, Emili A, Tropepe V
2021, Disease Models & Mechanisms, 10.1242/dmm.048965

Force-dependent activation of actin elongation factor mDia1 protects the cytoskeleton from mechanical damage and promotes stress fiber repair

Valencia FR, Sandoval E, Du J, Iu E, Liu J, Plotnikov SV
2021, Developmental Cell, 10.1016/j.devcel.2021.11.004

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Latest News

Striving for Innovative Discoveries Yields Crucial Funding for CSB in 2021

Striving for Innovative Discoveries Yields Crucial Funding for CSB Scientists in 2021The Department of Cell and Systems Biology, (CSB) here at the…

Cell wall success with two awards for the McFarlane lab at CSPB 2021!

Our colleagues Natalie Hoffmann and Eduardo Ramirez-Rodriquez won awards for their research on cell wall biosynthesis at the annual Canadian Society…

Congratulations to CSB’s Graduate Student Award Recipients!

Congratulations to our Graduate Students who earned recognition for their accomplishments at our Graduate Student Awards on December 10th, 2021!…

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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

CSB Chair Nick Provart with red leaves in the background

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