In order to supervise a student in the CELL Program, a faculty member must be a member of the Program. The following are current members of the CELL Program who are eligible to supervise students in the Program. If you wish to enroll in the CELL Program and have identified a potential research supervisor whose name does not appear below, please discuss with your prospective research supervisor the possibility of him or her becoming a faculty member of the CELL Program. Information can be found here.
Molecular mechanisms responsible for cellular pacemaking behaviour and that underlie the function and expression of “pacemaker” channels
Tel: (604) 822-6900
Differentiation and maintenance of neuronal identity in Drosophila melanogaster, using molecular genetic, biochemical and bioinformatic approaches to examine the roles and intersection of intrinsic transcription factor codes and target-derived signals.
Tel: (604) 827-5960
The molecular interactions between glia and neurons that occur during development of the nervous system of Drosophila. The development of permeability barriers in polarized epithelia and glia and the formation of the septate and tricellular junctions.
Tel: (604) 822-1977
Molecular mechanisms underlying synapse formation, maintenance and elimination; role of cell adhesion molecules at the synapse.
Tel: (604) 822-4746
Susanne Clee Dept. of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.
Genetics of obesity and diabetes. Physiological, cellular and biochemical studies to understand the roles of novel molecules and pathways in the development of these diseases.
Tel: (604) 827-4271
Identification of regulatory proteins that control vesicle transport and contribution of defects in protein and lipid trafficking to human disease.
Tel: (604) 875-3898
Mathematical and computational models of immune cell signalling. Confocal microscopy and single particle tracking for membrane receptors. Population dynamics of HIV virus in vivo.
Tel: (604) 822-2859
Modeling the roles of small GTPases in eukaryotic cell polarization and motility, the actin cytoskeleton, and patterns such as actin waves. Models for microtubule-associated motor protein transport, single-cell wound healing, Rac signaling, and the role of cofilin in mammary carcinoma motility.
Tel: (604) 822-5889
B cell development, survival, activation and migration.
Tel: (604) 822-4070
Organization, function, and development of neural circuits that process sensory information in the fruit fly brain.
Tel: (604) 827-4854
Neuronal plasticity during early brain development. Activity-dependent synaptogenesis and dendritic arbor growth with the intent of understanding how brain neurons establish complex morphologies and inter-neuronal connections to create functional brain circuits.
Tel: (604) 822-9770
Mechanisms of oral and epidermal wound healing.
Tel: (604) 822-0096
Steroids in growth and development.
Tel: (604) 822-2498
Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms that control the transcriptional networks that drive endocrine pancreas development, function, and proliferation.
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 4794
Early events in mammalian development and the signalling pathways that regulate these processes.
Tel: (604) 675-8133
Integrated physiology, from organelle to organism, in the pathogenesis of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and neurodegeneration.
Tel: (604) 822-7187
Proteomics and cell signaling. The use of mass spectrometry to study cellular reactions and their products, to identify the proteins present in human cells, their interactions, and any modifications they may undergo.
Tel: (604) 822-7841
The development of novel therapeutic approaches to diabetes using molecular, cellular and physiological techniques.
Tel: (604) 822-2156
Identifying the molecular mechanisms underlying cell fate commitment in the pancreas and their relationship to the development of pancreatic cancer.
Tel: (604) 827-0626
Proteomics, bioinformatics and cell signalling in childhood cancer. Development of proteomics methods and new approaches for better treatment and diagnostics in paediatric malignancies.
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 6015
DNA replication, epigenetics and stem cells; Telomeres, genomic instability, aging and cancer; Genetic analysis using single cell Strand-seq.
Tel: (604) 675-8135
Plant molecular genetics and genomics, specifically to understand the natural resistance mechanisms of plants against broad-spectrum of pathogens including fungi, bacteria, and viruses.
Tel: (604) 822-3155
Cellular biology and molecular mechanisms governing integrin-mediated adhesion and motility in childhood cancers.
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 4795
Mechanisms underlying interactions between the endoplasmic reticulum and other organelles.
Tel: (604) 827-5961
The normal physiology of insulin secreting pancreatic beta-cells, as well as the sub-cellular mechanisms that mediate failure and death of the beta-cells in diabetes.
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 6170
Mechanisms that regulate the formation of islet β-cells from pancreatic stem or progenitor cells. We focus on the gene regulatory networks at play in the progenitor cells and how these networks change during differentiation to mature endocrine cells and in the long-term maintenance of the β-cell.
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 5426
Translational research on retinal diseases and treatment strategies.
Tel: (604) 875-4383
Receptor assembly and protein trafficking in lymphoid cells. Cell secretion. Signaling by the B cell antigen receptor.
Tel: (604) 822-4881
Microtubule organization during cell division and differentiation and its relationship to childhood and adult cancers.
Tel: (604) 875-2000 ext. 4691
The assembly and organization of myofilaments within the body wall muscle of C. elegans. RNA and protein expression profiles in specific tissues and cells, and developmental stages of C. elegans.
Tel: (604) 822-3365
The investigation of structure-function relationships in cardiac muscle using microscopic and biochemical techniques.
Tel: (604) 822-3423
Biochemistry and cell biology of the mechanisms underlying genetically inherited forms of blindness. Mechanisms of protein trafficking within photoreceptor cells, and how these mechanisms relate to these genetic disorders.
Tel: (604) 875-4357
Role of dystroglycan, a protein associated with several forms of muscular dystrophy, in the central nervous system. Mechanisms underlying the dystroglycan-mediated targeting and polarized distribution of potassium and water-permeable channels in astrocytes.
Tel: (604) 822-7882
Synaptic plasticity and the recovery of function in vivo following stroke using cellular imaging and membrane biophysical approaches. Prevention of oxidative stress in neuronal systems.
Tel: (604) 822-0705
Cell biology of cancer and other diseases.
Tel: (604) 822-7000
Gap junctions in neural development and disease.
Tel: (604) 827-4383
Molecular mechanisms of neuronal outgrowth, guidance and directed growth. Remodeling of the cytoskeleton during neurite outgrowth.
Tel: (604) 822-9759
Protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs): signaling mechanisms and roles in cancer and neurobiology.
Tel: (604) 875-2439
Molecular mechanisms of nuclear import of macromolecules and viruses.
Tel: (604) 822-3369
Reactions of the nervous system to trauma (nerve and spinal cord injuries), with particular emphasis on sensory processing and pain.
Behavioural, cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in learning and memory.
Tel: (604) 822-5449
Craniofacial development and evolution.
Tel: (604) 822-3568
Genetic, molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying male-female differences in body size, metabolism and stress responses in Drosophila.
Tel: (604) 822-0623
Regulation of tissue architecture during breast and ovarian carcinoma progression.
Tel: (604) 822-0779
Plant cell biology. Cellular basis of secretion of plant cell wall components.
Tel: (604) 822-3554
Integrin function in morphogenesis. Determination of how cells come together to form complex structures and then, once formed, how such structures are maintained.
Tel: (604) 827-4334
How changes in transcriptional networks contribute to pathologic changes.
Tel: (604) 875-3860
The retinoid signaling pathway in chondrogenesis and osteogenesis. Mechanisms underlying the commitment and differentiation of skeletal progenitors.
Tel: (604) 822-5833
Arrangement, function and control of cytoskeletal systems in cells.
Tel: (604) 822-2395
Stem cells in the treatment of ocular surface diseases and age-related macular degeneration.