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Recent Publications

Membrane ruffling is a mechanosensor of extracellular fluid viscosity

Pittman M, Iu E, Li K, Wang M, Chen J, Taneja N, Jo MH, Park S, Jung W, Liang L, Barman I, Ha T, Gaitanaros S, Liu J, Burnette D, Plotnikov S, Chen Y
2022, Nature Physics, 10.1038/s41567-022-01676-y

Ancient whale rhodopsin reconstructs dim-light vision over a major evolutionary transition: Implications for ancestral diving behavior

Dungan SZ, Chang BSW
2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.2118145119

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Compassion and Commitment earn Jade Zhang the 2022 Nyman Scholarship

Congratulations to New College student Jade Zhang, who has been awarded the Dr Leslie Paul Nyman scholarship. This award recognizes a plant biology…

Fresh perspectives from a CSB summer course overseas

Yutei Shi, freshly returned from his European research stay Yutei Shi (UC’23) is returning from an overseas summer course with a new perspective on…

Professor Chang’s Research Featured in The Atlantic

Dr Sarah Dungan was interviewed about her work in Professor Chang's lab on reconstructing ancestral rhodopsin in cetaceans. The story was published…

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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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