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 Dates

March 30: Good Friday (University Closed)

April 1: Easter Sunday (University Closed)

April 6: Last day of classes for Winter term

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Stephanie Tkachuk, MSc Defense: “A forward genetic screen for Caenorhabditis elegans pharyngeal gland cell defects and characterization of mutagenized strains with a homozygous viable gland cell under migration” — Friday, March 23 at 2 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Virginia Trimble: “TBA” — Friday, March 23 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Timothy Gingera: “Timothy Gingera M.Sc. Defense "Environmental DNA monitoring of invasive zebra mussels..."” — Monday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Paul Cremer: “TBA” — Friday, April 6 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.