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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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Professor Eliana Gonzales-Vigil

Eliana Gonzales-Vigil

Assistant Professor

Alan M. Moses

Professor

Professor and Chair Nicholas Provart

Nicholas J. Provart

Professor & Chair

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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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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