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Recent Publications

Idiosyncratic epistasis leads to global fitness–correlated trends

Bakerlee CW, Nguyen Ba AN, Shulgina Y, Rojas Echenique JI, Desai MM
2022, Science, 10.1126/science.abm4774

Autophagy is required for self-incompatible pollen rejection in two transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana accessions

Macgregor SR, Lee HK, Nelles H, Johnson DC, Zhang T, Ma C, Goring DR
2022, Plant Physiology, 10.1093/plphys/kiac026

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

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Platform for Plant Stress Signaling Analysis earns crucial NSERC-RTI grant

The Platform for Plant Stress Signaling Analysis at CSB examines the ways plants respond to drought, salt, infection and other stresses.  We have…

CSB Professor Shelley Lumba aims to alleviate global hunger by preventing crop loss caused by parasitic plants

Professor Shelley Lumba was recently appointed to the post of Associate Professor in Cell & Systems Biology to pursue her work on the molecular…

Guzzo lab assesses UV technology to inactivate HIV-1 and hCoV-229E

Prof Christina Guzzo's lab has published a study in Virology Journal looking at UV treatment to inactivate Human Immunodeficiency Virus and the…

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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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