Centre for Cell Biology, Development, and Disease (C2D2)


Dr. Michael Silverman
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Tel 778.782.3647
lab 778.782.3504

Dr. Esther Verheyen
Dept. of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Tel 778.782.4665 
lab 778.782.4239

C2D2 is a collaborative endeavour established within the Faculty of Science that includes the Departments of Biological Science, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, and Physics.  The Centre is geared towards establishing greater cohesion and visibility for researchers whose focus is on cell and developmental mechanisms of human, animal, and plant diseases.  The research interests of the Centre perfectly complement those of other SFU scientists in the area of bioinformatics, genetics, genomics, and biochemistry.  Furthermore, C2D2 aligns with and promotes one of the central pillars of the SFU Strategic Research Plan: Health and Biomedical Sciences. C2D2 also strives to capture the SFU motto of Student Centered, Research Driven, and Community Engaged, by focusing on student research opportunities, research collaborations, and ultimately outreach to the greater research and lay communities in the Lower Mainland.

"Mammalian cells stained for actin (green), microtubules (red), and the nucleus (blue).  Silverman Lab"