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Stem Cells and Developmental Biology

Focus students are required to:

  1. complete a subset of related program course
  2. participate in a learning community for the focus

Course offerings include: Developmental Biology; Stem Cell Biology: Developmental Models and Cell-based Therapeutics; Plant Development; Drosophila as a Model in Cancer Research; Germ Cell Biology; Neurogenesis; Evolution and Development: Gastrulation; Seminar in Development.

Please check the Arts & Science Calendar for program requirements: https://artsci.calendar.utoronto.ca/section/Cell-and-Systems-Biology

The learning community:

  • appears on the co-curricular record based on student participation
  • is lead by a CSB faculty member with guest faculty
  • meets four times per year
  • provides community-building, professional development and enriched academics/projects with an emphasis on research
  • draws students from both the major and specialist into one group
  • student participation in the learning community is required for each year of enrolment in the focus (each student will typically participate in the learning community for 3 years, allowing for student mentoring and multi-year projects)

Learning community led by Prof Ashley Bruce, an expert in molecular regulation and developmental biology of the zebrafish embryo, and Prof Jennifer Mitchell, an expert in genome regulation for the maintenance and differentiation of mammalian stem cells.

Students in this Focus have created a webpage with more information about our learning community.

Application form

  • application deadline:
    September 6, 2024

Once accepted, we will notify you and enroll you into the program.