Professor J. Timothy Westwood

J. Timothy Westwood

Associate Professor Emeritus



CSB Appointment


Research Areas

Bioinformatics / Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Genetics / Genomics, Molecular Biology, Systems Biology


Ph.D. University of California (Berkeley), 1988
M.Sc. University of Calgary, 1982
B.Sc. University of Lethbridge, 1980

Primary Undergraduate Department

Biology, UTM

Graduate Programs

Cell & Systems Biology

Academic or Administrative Appointments

Program Advisor, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Specialist Degrees (UTM)

Research Description

The Westwood lab primarily studies the regulation of gene transcription, using the Drosophila heat shock genes as a model system, as well as post-transcriptional gene regulation during early Drosophila embryogenesis.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 905-828-3894
Office: DV3034
Lab: DV2025
Lab Phone: 905-828-3895

Mailing Address

Department of Biology
University of Toronto
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6

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