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Queen's University

Cell and Molecular Biology

The Cell and Molecular Biology group focuses on eukaryotic organisms with an interest in developmental and biochemical problems. Model systems (e.g. yeast, C. elegans, Drosophila, Arabidopsis) offer powerful molecular genetic methodology and genomics tools to study fundamental cellular functions such as signal transduction, cellular metabolism, and cell cycle regulation. In addition, studies on model organisms like Drosophila and Caenorhabditis concentrate on the regulation of gene expression during development using leading-edge molecular techniques. These projects complement research efforts within the Biology Department, particularly those from the physiology group, and within the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering.

  Faculty Member Research Interest  email



William G. Bendena



Insect biology and biochemistry




Peter T. Boag



Molecular ecology




 Ian Chin-Sang


 Processes of morphogenesis



 Victoria Friesen


 Molecular ecology & evolution



Craig W. Hawryshyn



Neurobiology and behaviour




Kenton Ko



Rhomboid proteins, protein transport and functional proteomics



Christopher D. Moyes


 Molecular physiology



William C. Plaxton


Plant biochemistry, metabolic 

regulation and proteomics



Sharon Regan


Molecular control of plant development




 Laurant Seroude



 Molecular genetics of aging





Wayne A. Snedden



Plant molecular biology &

signal transduction




Virginia K. Walker



Genetics and molecular biology

of insect development




Paul G. Young



Cell cycle genetics and

molecular biology


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