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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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Meet our Faculty

Explore who’s behind our latest outstanding publications.

Professor Segey Plotnikov

Sergey V. Plotnikov

Assistant Professor

Professor John Calarco

John Calarco

Assistant Professor

Recent Publications

Enhancer–promoter interactions can bypass CTCF-mediated boundaries and contribute to phenotypic robustness

Chakraborty S, Kopitchinski N, Zuo Z, Eraso A, Awasthi P, Chari R, Mitra A, Tobias IC, Moorthy SD, Dale RK, Mitchell JA, Petros TJ, Rocha PP
2023, Nature Genetics, 10.1038/s41588-022-01295-6

Pathogenic bacteria modulate pheromone response to promote mating

Wu T, Ge M, Wu M, Duan F, Liang J, Chen M, Gracida X, Liu H, Yang W, Dar AR, Li C, Butcher RA, Saltzman AL, Zhang Y
2023, Nature, 10.1038/s41586-022-05561-9

The α-Catenin mechanosensing M region is required for cell adhesion during tissue morphogenesis

Sheppard L, Green DG, Lerchbaumer G, Rothenberg KE, Fernandez-Gonzalez R, Tepass U
2022, Journal of Cell Biology, 10.1083/jcb.202108091

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Nick Provart

Professor and Chair

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