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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Important Date

June 4 – June 8: Convocation Ceremony (Fort Garry Campus)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: William Bugg, PhD. Proposal: “Effects of early rearing conditions on the transcriptome of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)” — Wednesday, May 23 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Garett Allen, PhD Proposal: “Acid-base regulation in Stenohaline Osmoconforming Crustaceans” — Thursday, May 24 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Haoran Chen, PhD Proposal: “Nitrogen fixing plant evolution: the major factors affecting biological nitrogen fixation” — Friday, May 25 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Ashley Tripp, MSc. Defense: “Temperature and pCO2: single and combined effects of climate change parameters on acid-base regulation in Louisiana red swamp crayfish” — Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.