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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Applying structural biology to COVID-19 education on new variants

The SciForAll group at the University of Toronto has produced a Structural Biology guide to understanding new variants of the novel coronavirus. Their main objective is to share complex science with the general public, generating interactive and scientifically accurate content in multiple…

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Meeting Report from the International Society for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Cell & Systems Biology was glad to support the 5th Annual Meeting of The International Society for Neurodegenerative Diseases on December 18th and 19th, 2020. The virtual conference hosted recognized experts in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, and covered topics ranging from biochemical…

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Collaboration is key at CSB’s aquatic research facility

Amanda Miles’ PhD studies in Prof Vince Tropepe’s lab focus on the development, maintenance, and degeneration of the retina. “The eye is extremely complex; if you stop and think about how your eye develops properly and what allows you to see the vast wonders surrounding you- it’s incredible!…

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