Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

The disciplines of cell, molecular, and developmental biology are closely intertwined as they each seek to understand how the basic building blocks of life work together to enable the proper functioning of cells, tissues, and entire organisms. Faculty members working in the Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology theme conduct research that ranges from studies on gene expression and interactions through to analyses of how cells communicate and form tissues to multicellular organization and developmental and age-related changes in whole organisms. Our researchers use a diverse range of organisms and state-of-the art cell and molecular genetic techniques and instruments to explore which genes are involved in growth, development, and disease conditions, how cells adapt to environmental and intrinsic forces, and how organisms form and evolve to adapt to their environment.

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Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Angela Young, MSc Defense: “Anadromy versus non-anadromy in the Canadian Arctic: variation in the lake ecology and life history of two allopatric Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus) populations in Cumberland Sound on South Baffin” — Thursday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Peter Bubenik — Friday, November 23 at 3 p.m..

General seminar: Madiha Khan: “Dissecting the structure and dynamics of plant immunity networks” — Monday, November 26 at 2:30 p.m., 201 BSB.

General seminar: Dr. Christopher Lortie — Friday, November 30 at 3 p.m., 207 Buller.