Andrew Spence, Ph.D.

Professor

Address:
University of Toronto,
Medical Sciences Building, Rm. 4282
1 King's College Circle,
Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8

Phone #: 416-978-6406

Web Sitehttp://www.spencelab.ca


Research:

Determination of sex-specific cell fates in Caenorhabditis elegans via a novel form of epigenetic regulation
 

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellow:  MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, U.K.
Ph.D.:  University of British Columbia
B.Sc.:  University of Winnipeg
 

Fields of Interest:

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

Research Interests:

We study genes that determine sex-specific cell fates in Caenorhabditis elegans. We have described a novel form of epigenetic regulation that depends upon maternally contributed RNA to license gene expression in the germ line of the next generation, and we are using genetic and genomic approaches to understand its mechanism.

 

Not Accepting Graduate Students