Welcome To CSB

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 Heather McFarlane

Heather McFarlane

Assistant Professor

Professor Keiko Yoshioka

Keiko Yoshioka


Professor Dorothea Godt

Dorothea Godt

Associate Professor

Recent Publications

Recreated Ancestral Opsin Associated with Marine to Freshwater Croaker Invasion Reveals Kinetic and Spectral Adaptation

Van Nynatten A, Castiglione GM, de A. Gutierrez E, Lovejoy NR, Chang BSW
2021, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 10.1093/molbev/msab008

Conserved biophysical features of the CaV2 presynaptic Ca2+ channel homologue from the early-diverging animal Trichoplax adhaerens

Gauberg J, Abdallah S, Elkhatib W, Harracksingh AN, Piekut T, Stanley EF, Senatore A
2020, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 10.1074/jbc.RA120.015725

Global regulatory features of alternative splicing across tissues and within the nervous system of C. elegans

Koterniak B, Pilaka PP, Gracida X, Schneider L, Pritišanac I, Zhang Y, Calarco JA
2020, Genome Research, 10.1101/gr.267328.120

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Emerge as a leader, critical thinker and professional

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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