The Department of Cell Biology is committed to research excellence in modern cell biology, including the areas of protein targeting, membrane trafficking, signal transduction, cell-cell interaction & development, cell growth & division, and spinal cord injury. Our faculty is dedicated to quality in teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels to develop a new generation of exceptional investigators.
The development of cell biology as a discipline stems from the works of Claude, Palade and deDuve in which these pioneers made the first successful attempts to link cellular structure with biochemical functions. Today, cell biology combines aspects from many disciplines such as molecular biology, biochemistry and morphology, molding them into a unique approach towards the examination of cell function.
In the last decade, the Department of Cell Biology has taken great strides in developing and expanding its research focus. Currently the Department is home to a unique and diverse group of 12 Principal Investigators. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized in experimental cell biology.
Our mission is to develop and provide the highest quality educational programs in cell biology. The active research environment created by members of the Department has the training of students as a top priority. Our goal within this environment is to train and develop highly qualified students who will go on to productive health science related careers. The Department of Cell Biology is committed to a tradition of excellence and innovation in teaching as part of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.
UAlberta researchers discover gateway to a cell’s nucleus has a second important job no one noticed before.
Seven researchers receive grants to further innovative work in fight against disease that affects one in nine Canadian women.
Federal grants totalling $1.07 million will fund four UAlberta researchers and help advance treatment of diabetes, bone & joint problems, and muscular dystrophy as well as fight parasitic agents by studying the inner workings of cells.
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