The purpose of the Collaborative Specialization in Developmental Biology is to create a community of graduate students with an interest in Developmental Biology and to provide specific courses to support and teach that community. Our aim is to train Developmental Biologists who will go on to make significant contributions to the field.
Our program represents a wide range of interests within Developmental Biology. We have scientists working with embryos during their earliest stages of development as well as a strong group of researchers looking at the development of the late term fetus. Students can be studying the development of invertebrates, fish, amphibians or mammals within the specialization. This diversity will give students a broad and comprehensive experience in the study of how organisms are formed and how these early events can influence later life.
The specialization is one of only two in Canada, and the only one to train students at the MSc level.
Participating Degree Programs: Biochemistry M.Sc.; Biology M.Sc.; Physiology M.Sc.; Microbiology and Immunology M.Sc.; Pharmacology and Toxicology M.Sc.; Biochemistry Ph.D.; Biology Ph.D.; Physiology Ph.D.; Anatomy and Cell Biology Ph.D.; Microbiology and Immunology Ph.D.; Pharmacology and Toxicology Ph.D.
Submit a letter of interest, with an attached CV and official transcripts, to the Director of the Collaborative Specialization outlining your interest in the collaborative specialization and your interest in Developmental Biology. At this stage, we are really looking for a demonstrated interest in the discipline such as a course or research experience that has sparked your interest. Applications to the Developmental Biology specialization can be done at any time after acceptance into the home department graduate program and approval by the supervisor.
Applications should be sent to: