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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 Christina Guzzo

Christina Guzzo

Assistant Professor

Professor Shelley Lumba

Shelley Lumba

Assistant Professor

Recent Publications

Capillarity and active cell movement at mesendoderm translocation in the Xenopus gastrula

Nagel M, Barua D, Damm EW, Kashef J, Hofmann R, Ershov A, Cecilia A, Moosmann J, Baumbach T, Winklbauer R
2021, Development, 10.1242/dev.198960

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

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Prof Christina Guzzo guides trainees by following model traits of multiple mentors

Prof Christina Guzzo studies HIV infection in her lab at UTSC and shared with us how she mentors CSB grad students and undergraduates based on the…

Tiptoeing around in the frog embryo

Dr Martina Nagel recently found the answer to a puzzle that she has been pursuing for 30 years in the laboratory of Prof Rudolf Winklbauer. She…

Cannabis’ Hermaphrodite Conundrum

Guest post by Hayley McKay The commercial cannabis industry is facing a looming problem: it doesn’t have the ability to cultivate cannabis…

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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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