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 Professor Jennifer Mitchell’s laboratory challenges this view in the latest Genome Research by showing that gene transcription can be precisely…

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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 divided into three breakout rooms for their presentations. Our graduate student volunteers did an excellent job chairing and running the concurrent…

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Colleagues and friends support Julia Gauberg to academic excellence

My scientific journey began at York University, when I joined Dr. Scott Kelly’s lab as an undergraduate student and immediately became hooked on research. I love untangling the complexity of animal cells, collaborating with other scientists, and contributing to the scientific community with my…

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Lifelong learner Monica Mc Sheim on mastering complex organizations

Monica Mc Sheim is fascinated by the interaction of social structures and individual roles in society, and by adaptations that have challenged traditional structures. She pursued this passion studying Sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University, with minors in Anthropology and Women’s Studies. Her jobs…

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Dr Pauline Wang finds fun in tackling analysis of complex samples

Dr Pauline Wang is Facility Manager of the Centre for Analysis of Genome Evolution & Function (CAGEF). Her facility provides research services to scientists around the world in comparative, evolutionary, and functional analyses of genomes and proteomes. Inspired by a young woman who taught her…

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Professor Keiko Yoshioka goes with optimism to a career in plant science

For International Women's Day 2021, Cell & Systems Biology (CSB) is celebrating our women colleagues and their accomplishments. Professor Keiko Yoshioka recalls the joy of running through fields of grass that were as tall as her near her childhood home in Osaka, Japan. As a young student, she…

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Dr Sakthi Moorthy chasing the dream to be a scientist from India to Canada

For International Women’s Day 2021, Cell & Systems Biology (CSB) is highlighting the scientists behind the science we publish, and the staff that support them. Dr Sakthi Moorthy has been a valued member of the Mitchell Laboratory in CSB, and we would like to congratulate her on her new position…

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Hone-Buske Award winner Julia Gauberg identifies presynaptic channel homologues in ancient animal

The Christine Hone-Buske award is given each year to a CSB graduate student who has produced an outstanding paper in their field. This year, the award went to PhD candidate Julia Gauberg for her publication “Conserved biophysical features of the CaV2 presynaptic Ca2+ channel homologue from the…

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Resurrected proteins reveal evolutionary history of Amazon River fish

As the Andes mountains were rising 15-20 million years ago, the freshwater Amazon basin became flooded with seawater. This event provided an opportunity to adapt to a freshwater habitat for marine species carried along with the seawater. University of Toronto Professors Belinda Chang and Nathan…

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CSB b2B panelists share career advice

On February 16, CSB students connected with three U of T alumni in a virtual Career Panel supported by the b2B program and moderated by Raegan Larson, CSBGU’s Career and Professional Development Officer. We are very grateful to our panelists for sharing their unique career paths coming out of a…

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