We offer 45 courses covering topics such as endocrine physiology, introductory virology, cell adhesion and migration, bioinformatics methods and plant-microorganism interactions. Our foundation courses in cell, molecular and developmental biology, and physiology provide fundamental concepts in each area along with essential skills in modern laboratory techniques.

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Undergraduate Programs

Core programs in Animal Physiology and Cell & Molecular Biology.

Undergraduate Courses

Fundamental concepts and lab techniques in cell and systems biology.

What’s Happening at CSB


Microscopic detectors of viscosity – Plotnikov lab collaboration reveals how cells measure fluid thickness and move faster despite resistance

Researchers at University of Toronto and Johns Hopkins University have identified a specific cellular structure that allows cells to sense fluid…

CSB Graduate Wins Award for Best Plant Biology Paper of 2021

The 2021 Ragai Ibrahim Award for best student paper in plant biology was awarded to CSB graduate Dr Purva Karia by the Canadian Society for Plant…

Dean Melanie Woodin elected as Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience

Congratulations to CSB Professor Melanie Woodin on her election as Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN). Prof Woodin has…

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Janet Mannone

Undergraduate Coordinator

Our goal is to create an environment for CSB students that is supportive and welcoming. My role is to facilitate their education and to help make their experience here a rewarding one.

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