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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 Dorothea Godt

Dorothea Godt

Associate Professor

Professor Keiko Yoshioka

Keiko Yoshioka


Professor John Calarco

John Calarco

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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Cannabis’ Hermaphrodite Conundrum

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Transcriptional enhancers don’t require ‘master regulators’

A common assumption in studying gene transcription is that there are 'master regulators' that are required for gene regulation. Gurdeep Singh from…

Exceptional Science at the CSB Undergraduate Research Fair

On April 9th, students in CSB497, CSB498 and CSB499 presented the results of their year-long research programs in a virtual talk. Presenters were…

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Emerge as a leader, critical thinker and professional

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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