Calarco Lab receives Connaught Award to map RNA binding proteins in the nervous system

Professor John Calarco has been granted a Connaught New Researcher Award to publish a detailed atlas of RNA binding proteins (RBPs), key regulators of gene expression, in the nervous system of the roundworm C. elegans. Mutations in RBP genes are thought to be associated with diseases including…

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CSB Year in Review: Top Stories of 2020

As the year comes to a close, we look back on the achievements of students, staff, and faculty in the Cell and Systems Biology Department. Here are some of the top CSB stories of 2020. Research discoveries in CSB In 2020, researchers in the Cells and Systems Biology Department made strides with…

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Splicing and remixing coded cellular messages reveals new controls on nervous system development.

The Calarco lab in Cell & Systems Biology at U of T has unveiled the signals that direct how RNA messages are remixed within the diverse organs of an animal in a new publication “Global regulatory features of alternative splicing across tissues and within the nervous system of C. elegans”. When…

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