Model Organisms


Researchers in our department use genetic model organisms to gain insight into the fundamental mechanisms of basic biological functions in the human body. Using genetic disease models this research can lead to increased understanding and the development of treatments for a range of diseases.

Some of the genetic model organisms that are used in our department:


Shernaz Bamji    James Johnson    Timothy Kieffer    Calvin Roskelley    T. Michael Underhill    Joanne Weinberg

Janel Kopp

Christopher Loewen

Drosophila (fruit flies):
Douglas Allan    Timothy O’Connor      Guy Tanentzapf  Elizabeth Rideout

Timothy Kieffer