The laboratories in Cell and Developmental Biology areas are engaged in cutting-edge research encompassing gene regulation, cancer biology, neurosystems, and reproductive system development and function. Experimental approaches include conventional and multidisciplinary tools, such as genetics, immunochemistry, transgenics, biochemistry, confocal and electron microscopy, tissue culture, genomics, and bioinformatics. Research questions are being addressed in both invertebrate and vertebrate model systems, including the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster and mammalian cells. This broad range of activities provides excellent training opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, and post-doctoral fellows.

Jonathon Stone
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Associate Professor, Director, Origins Institute
LSB 327
(905) 525-9140 ext. 26136

Astro-, Computational, Developmental, and Evolutionary biology (with smattering from Ecology and Physiology); Viruses to elephants, including human menopause and especially gastropods, echinoids, and water bears (oh my).

Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics; Cell and Developmental Biology; Ecology & Evolution; Genetics & Molecular Biology

  • Morton, R.A., Stone, J.R., Singh, R.S. 2013. Mate choice and the origin of menopause. PLoS Computational Biology. 9: e1003092.
  • Abou Chakra, M. and Stone, J.R. (2011) Holotestoid: a computational model for testing hypotheses about echinoid skeleton form and growth. J. Theor. Biol. 285: 113-125.
  • Abou Chakra, M. and Stone, J.R. (2011) Classifying echinoid skeleton models: testing ideas about growth and form. Paleobiology. 4: 686-695.
  • Mok, W., Seto, K. and Stone, J. (2007) Non-molecular-clock-like evolution following viral origins in Homo sapiens. Evol. Bioinform. Online. 3:263-266.
  • Stone, J.R.(2005) Probabilities for completely pectinate and symmetric cladograms. Cladistics. 19: 565-566.
  • Stone, J.R. and Hall, B.K. (2004) Latent homologues for the neural crest as an evolutionary novelty. Evol. Dev. 6: 123-129.
  • Stone, J.R.(2002) Mapping cladograms into morphospaces. Acta Zoologica. 84: 63-68.
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