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.

Kenneth Yip

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Professor Shelley Lumba

Shelley Lumba

Assistant Professor

Recent Publications

Three mutations repurpose a plant karrikin receptor to a strigolactone receptor

Arellano-Saab A, Bunsick M, Al Galib H, Zhao W, Schuetz S, Bradley JM, Xu Z, Adityani C, Subha A, McKay H, de Saint Germain A, Boyer F, McErlean CSP, Toh S, McCourt P, Stogios PJ, Lumba S
2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.2103175118

Self-tunable engineered yeast probiotics for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Scott BM, Gutiérrez-Vázquez C, Sanmarco LM, da Silva Pereira JA, Li Z, Plasencia A, Hewson P, Cox LM, O’Brien M, Chen SK, Moraes-Vieira PM, Chang BSW, Peisajovich SG, Quintana FJ
2021, Nature Medicine, 10.1038/s41591-021-01390-x

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Latest News

Calarco Lab receives Connaught Award to map RNA binding proteins in the nervous system

Professor John Calarco has been granted a Connaught New Researcher Award to publish a detailed atlas of RNA binding proteins (RBPs), key regulators…

Sustainability in the Earth Sciences Centre

Settled on top of UofT’s Earth Sciences Centre on Huron Street are fifteen greenhouse zones for CSB and EEB researchers. High energy sodium lamps…

Push and pull – the forces that earn Sergey Plotnikov a prestigious CIHR grant

Prof Sergey Plotnikov studies how cell movement is guided by the stiffness of the tissue around the cell, and a new CIHR grant will allow his lab to…

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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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