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Recent Publications

p38-mediated cell growth and survival drive rapid embryonic wound repair

Scepanovic G, Hunter MV, Kafri R, Fernandez-Gonzalez R
2021, Cell Reports, 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109874

Simultaneous expression of UV and violet SWS1 opsins expands the visual palette in a group of freshwater snakes

Hauzman E, Pierotti MER, Bhattacharyya N, Tashiro JH, Yovanovich CAM, Campos PF, Ventura DF, Chang BSW, Yoder A
2021, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 10.1093/molbev/msab285

Cell–cell contact landscapes in Xenopus gastrula tissues

Barua D, Nagel M, Winklbauer R
2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 10.1073/pnas.2107953118

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Plotnikov lab finds key to reducing (cellular) stress is spikes of mDia1

When you’re dancing, running or even walking, fibroblast cells stretch and adapt to all your vigorous movements. What allows these dynamic cells in…

What Sits at the Centre of Wound Healing?

The science of rapid wound healing has new insights due to discoveries in fruit flies from the Fernandez-Gonzalez lab at University of Toronto.…

Sugar-coated cells’ surprise role in gastrulation

The way embryonic cells stick to each other is given a new twist by studies of the sugar coating around developing tissues. The Winklbauer lab has…

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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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