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Polyvalent immunization elicits a synergistic broadly neutralizing immune response to hypervariable region 1 variants of hepatitis C virus

Mosa A, Campo D, Khudyakov Y, AbouHaidar M, Gehring A, Zahoor A, Ball J, Urbanowicz R, Feld J
2023, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.2220294120

Structural analysis of a hormone-bound Striga strigolactone receptor

Arellano-Saab A, Skarina T, Xu Z, McErlean CSP, Savchenko A, Lumba S, Stogios PJ, McCourt P
2023, Nature Plants, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-023-01423-y

Immortal orexin cell transplants restore motor-arousal synchrony during cataplexy

Pintwala SK, Fraigne JJ, Belsham DD, Peever JH
2023, Current Biology, 10.1016/j.cub.2023.03.077

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End of the tunnel for crop loss due to parasitic plants

Parasitic plants devastate entire fields of crops every year, resulting in billions of dollars of food lost. As food prices rise, protecting crops…

Staying up for the Awards: Anita Taksokhan earns CSS-Jazz award for sleep research

A good night’s sleep leads to an active, productive day for most of us, but a rare condition called idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) can lead some people…

High school students explore research in biology as a career at CSB

Professor Ritu Sarpal organized a two-day Biology workshop, on Apr 15 and Apr 29, for Black high school students enrolled in the Pursue STEM program…

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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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