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Recent Publications

Two-phase kinetics and cell cortex elastic behavior in Xenopus gastrula cell-cell adhesion

Parent SE, Luu O, Bruce AE, Winklbauer R
2023, Developmental Cell, 10.1016/j.devcel.2023.11.014

Dynamic changes to the plant cuticle include the production of volatile cuticular wax–derived compounds

Chen JY, Kuruparan A, Zamani-Babgohari M, Gonzales-Vigil E
2023, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.2307012120

Systematic identification of conditionally folded intrinsically disordered regions by AlphaFold2

Alderson TR, Pritišanac I, Kolarić Đ, Moses AM, Forman-Kay JD
2023, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.2304302120

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Driving discoveries over 35 years: Bob Strome reflects on UofT’s dynamic research community

CSB research technician Bob Strome recently received his pin for 35 years of service at UofT. Through decades of molecular biology research at UofT,…

Dr. Ian Tobias on neural stem cell fate and academic career choices

Dr Ian Tobias is a post-doctoral researcher in the Mitchell laboratory in the Department of Cell & Systems Biology (CSB) working on neural stem…

Global Biodata Coalition designates UofT’s Bio-Analytic Resource as a Global Core Biodata Resource

The Bio-Analytic Resource for Plant Biology is thrilled to have been designated as a Global Core Biodata Resource by the Global Biodata Coalition.…

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Nick Provart

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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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