Who We Are
Our research enterprise includes a dynamic, active community of faculty, students, post-doctoral researchers, and other research personnel. Our talented researchers publish ~170 scientific papers each year and hold ~$4.7 million in peer-reviewed research funding. Our leading-edge research successes have been recognized by ~75 prominent research awards from Western University and numerous external organizations. Check out our Facts and Figures page for more information.
Structure of E2 conjugating protein UbcH8 covalently linked to ubiquitin. Structure determined through NMR spectroscopy by Stephanie Serniwka (graduate student in Dr. Shaw's lab at Western).
What We Do
Our scientists perform high-quality, collaborative research to advance scientific discoveries in genome dynamics, epigenetics, and gene expression; human genetics and clinical biochemistry; signal transduction and intracellular communication; macromolecular structure and dynamics; proteomics; and bioinformatics. Themes of study include cancer biology, vascular biology, neurobiology, stem cells, maternal and fetal health, aging, infection, and development. Our outstanding research environment serves as an excellent training milieu for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral researchers.
Electron microscopy image of dying tumour cell >>>
(Dr. Meakin's lab at Western/Robarts Research Institute).
<<< Subtelomeric sequences detected near ends of human chromosome 13 using fluorescent in situ hybridization (Dr. Rogan's lab at Western).
Want to Know More?
Explore our faculty research programs. Read about specific faculty and their research in the Spotlight on Talent section. We invite you to join our research team: we are always looking for collaborators, students, and post-doctoral researchers.
Structure of DNA polymerase Dpo4/PCNA complex determined by X-ray crystallography (Dr. Ling's lab at Western).
Last updated by L. Weir, June 2012.