Brenda Andrews, Ph.D.


University of Toronto
The Donnelly Centre, Rm. 1308
160 College St.
Toronto, ON, M5S 3E1

Phone #: 416-978-8562

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Studying simple yeast cells to understand human cells


Postdoctoral Fellow: University of California, San Francisco
Ph.D.: University of Toronto
B.Sc.: University of Toronto

Fields of Interest:

  • Genetic Models of Development and Disease

  • Functional Genomics and Proteomics


Research Interests:

The Andrews lab uses functional genomics coupled with yeast genetics and cell biology to study cell cycle transcription factor pathways and mechanisms of cell cycle regulation. Current projects include: 1) systematic synthetic dosage lethality (SDL) screens using automated yeast genetics to define targets of protein kinases; 2) a 'phenomics' project that uses high through put fluorescence microscopy to define biological networks and to map cell cycle transcription factor pathways; 3) collaborations with the Boone, Hughes and other labs to map genetic networks controlling cell cycle progression and cell polarity in yeast.


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