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Brian Ciruna
Contact Info
Associate Professor
Hospital for Sick Children, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research &
Learning, Rm 57-9712, 686 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5G 0A4
416-813-7654 ext. 302050
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.
Mentor Status
Currently Accepting Graduate Students