Research

The overarching research theme in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is the study of the assembly, structure and functional dynamics of macromolecular protein complexes. The research interests spans a broad variety of topics ranging from the understanding of the mechanisms of bacterial antimicrobial resistance to unveiling the mechanisms of cell division, transport and sorting of proteins, structure and function of extracellular matrices, and the mechanisms of cancer and aging. The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology also constitutes the biggest cluster of cryo-electron microscopy expertise in Canada with researchers working in the areas of single particle cryo-electron microscopy, cryo-electron tomography, correlative light-electron microscopy and computation for the development of image processing tools.

Cell-Extracellular Matrix Dynamics

Dr. Elaine Davis

Dr. Dieter Reinhardt

Dr. Marc McKee

Dr. Hojatollah Vali

Cytoskeleton

Dr. Craig Mandato

Dr. Susanne Bechstedt

Dr. Khanh Huy Bui

Apoptosis, Development and Cancer

Dr. Chantal Autexier

Dr. Eugene Daniels

Dr. Sandra Miller

Cell Signaling and Trafficking

Dr. Nathalie Lamarche-Vane

Dr. John Presley

Dr. Carlos Morales

Methodology Development in Cryo-EM

Dr. Mike Strauss

Dr. Javier Vargas

Dr. Khanh Huy Bui

Dr. Joaquin Ortega

Structure and Function of Cellular Macromolecular Assemblies

Dr. Mike Strauss

Dr. Javier Vargas

Dr. Khanh Huy Bui

Dr. Joaquin Ortega

Dr. Dieter Reinhardt