Brian Ciruna, Ph.D.


Hospital for Sick Children
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning, Rm 15-9712
686 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M5G 0A4

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Zebrafish developmental genetics


Postdoctoral Fellow: New York University School of Medicine
Ph.D.:  University of Toronto
B.Sc. (Hon): University of Toronto

Fields of Interest:

  • Cellular and Molecular Structure and Function
  • Genetic Models of Development and Disease

Research Interests:

Determine how polarized changes in cell shape, structure and movement ultimately form the vertebrate body during embryonic development.
Determine how abnormal cell polarity contributes to congenital malformations and disease (including scoliosis, polycystic kidney disease, and tumor metastasis).
Develop new technologies for zebrafish developmental genetic research.


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