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Upcoming Events

From Cell polarity to intracellular networks in single and collective cell motility

Leah Edelstein-Keshet (University of British Columbia)
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Cell migration plays a central role in embryonic development, wound healing and immune surveillance. In 2008, Yoichiro Mori, Alexandra Jilkine and I published a model for the initial step of cell migration, the front…

Making Molecules from Microbes

Monica McCallum


Grad Student Talks

Edgar Luzete Monteiro, Lisa Valenti
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